Brown County Volunteer Water Monitoring Program

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Brown County
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
April 2010
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Number of full time equivalents funded
Project Overview

This project will work in cooperation with individual volunteers to perform grab samples and visual assessments of four waterbody sites in Brown County. The data collected will be an educational tool to inform the County’s citizens about water quality concerns. Using volunteers to collect the water quality samples and visual assessments will result in the volunteers taking personal pride and stewardship in clean water throughout the County. Sites that will be assessed include Judicial Ditch 10, County Ditch 63, County Ditch 10 and a an unnamed stream that enters into Spring Creek, a DNR designated trout stream. The monitoring sites selected are located within the Middle Minnesota River Watershed, which is impaired for fecal coliform and turbidity.

Project Manager
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Last Name
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Brown County
(507) 233-6641