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Duluth Beaches Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$113,539
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Tetra Tech
Recipient Type
For-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
April 2019
End Date
March 2021
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Counties Affected
St. Louis
St. Louis
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$113,539
Number of full time equivalents funded
.44
Project Overview

Four beaches along the North Shore of Lake Superior and within the Duluth Harbor have aquatic recreation impairments due to high concentrations of E. coli, a bacterial indicator of fecal contamination. The project area includes portions of the Lake Superior South and St. Louis River watersheds near Duluth. Several of the beaches are also listed as impaired for beneficial use (due to fecal bacteria) as part of the St. Louis River Area of Concern. The project provides an opportunity to evaluate the water quality impairments, complete pollutant source assessments, and determine reductions needed to meet water quality standards for the beach impairments. The project also provides an opportunity to assess and leverage the capacity for the local community to engage in the process of watershed management.

Project Manager
First Name
Tom
Last Name
Estabrooks
Organization Name
MPCA
Street Address
525 Lake Ave S Ste 400
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55802
Phone
(218) 302-6608