Minnesota's Legacy

Duluth Streams Escherichia coli Assessment

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$99,966
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
City of Duluth
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
June 2019
End Date
December 2020
Activity Type
Assessment/Evaluation
Counties Affected
St. Louis
St. Louis
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$99,966
Number of full time equivalents funded
.2
Project Overview

Several streams within the Duluth metropolitan area are identified as impaired and are included on Minnesota’s Impaired Waters List, with impairments to Aquatic Recreation, due to levels of Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria. Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) studies have been completed (draft) for these impairments, including Keene Creek and Tischer Creek. The goal of this project  is for the City of Duluth to provide the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) with information on the sources of E. coli bacteria exceeding state water quality criteria (or standards) and to use the information gathered from the study to provide recommendations on Best Management Practices (BMPs) that can be used to achieve the TMDL reduction targets.

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