Duluth Streams Urban Watershed Restoration And Protection Strategy (WRAPS)

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
University of Minnesota
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
June 2014
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Assessment/Evaluation
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Restoration/Enhancement
Counties Affected
St. Louis
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
1
Project Overview

This project is for the Duluth Streams Urban Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS). The project is a core part of the WRAPS and Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) development for the Duluth Metropolitan Area (DMA).

The DMA is unique in that it is dissected by high quality, cold-water streams that drain into Lake Superior. There are very few urban areas in the United States that even approach the DMA when it comes to the density and quality of streams that drain the urban area. This combination of factors, along with semi-mountainous terrain, make the management of water a unique challenge in this part of Minnesota. The fact that these streams also discharge to one of the most important freshwater lakes in world also complicates watershed management.

Project Details
Project Manager
First Name
Jesse
Last Name
Schomberg
Organization Name
University of Minnesota
Street Address
145 Chester Park
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55812
Phone
(218) 726-6182