Assessment of Nitrogen Loading Sources and Pathways to MN Surface Waters

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,739
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$148,900
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
University of Minnesota
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Status
Completed
Start Date
December 2010
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Assessment/Evaluation
Modeling
Planning
Technical Assistance
Counties Affected
Statewide
Appropriation Language

Chapter 361. Sec. 4. CLEAN WATER FUND APPROPRIATIONS. Subdivision 1. Pollution Control Agency. $600,000 in fiscal year 2011 is appropriated from the clean water fund to the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency to continue rulemaking to establish water quality standards for total nitrogen and nitrate nitrogen. This is a onetime appropriation.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,739
Number of full time equivalents funded
.01
Appropriation Language

Chapter 361. Sec. 4. CLEAN WATER FUND APPROPRIATIONS. Subdivision 1. Pollution Control Agency. $600,000 in fiscal year 2011 is appropriated from the clean water fund to the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency to continue rulemaking to establish water quality standards for total nitrogen and nitrate nitrogen. This is a onetime appropriation.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$148,900
Number of full time equivalents funded
.15
Project Overview

This project will promulgate a nitrate water quality standard to address aquatic life toxicity, and gather information needed to support the development of total nitrogen (N) loading reduction strategies for Minnesota’s waters and also address Minnesota’s contribution to marine water hypoxia. Project will also develop a framework for a watershed nitrogen planning aid that can be used to optimize selection of Best Management Practice (BMP) systems for reducing nitrogen.

Project Manager
First Name
David J.
Last Name
Mulla
Organization Name
University of Minnesota
Phone
(612) 625-6721
Email
mulla003@umn.edu