Crow Wing County SWCD Surface Water Assessment Grant (SWAG) - Crow Wing River Watershed
The project will include lake and stream monitoring. Lake monitoring will be completed on twenty lakes found in The Crow Wing River Watershed - West Crow Wing County (CWC) & Southern Cass County for 2020. There will be 11 streams sampled located in Crow Wing, Cass, Wadena and the border of Cass/Morrison Counties 2020 & 2021. The project will be conducted in an effort to gain sufficient data on these data-deficient lake sites. One of the goals of the CWC Local Comprehensive Water Plan (CWP) is to establish a countywide Comprehensive Monitoring Plan (CMP). Surface water assessment monitoring will enable state 303(d) and 305(b) assessments and provide a better understanding of these lakes. The lake data will help local government units prioritize and implement water quality protection in CWC. We will be partnering with Central Lakes College, lake associations and local volunteers on applicable lakes. Outreach for volunteers and lake association involvement will be ongoing throughout 2020 & if needed 2021.