Minnesota's Legacy

Event Based Stream Sampling in Northeastern Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$135,061
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$49,040
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$34,240
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Regents of the University of Minnesota
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
June 2020
Activity Type
Monitoring
Counties Affected
Lake
St. Louis
Lake
St. Louis
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$135,061
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.1
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$49,040
Number of full time equivalents funded
.55
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$34,240
Number of full time equivalents funded
.55
Project Overview

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Watershed Pollutant Load Monitoring Network (WPLMN) requests assistance from local partners to collect samples and field data at designated stream monitoring sites for the purpose of assessing water quality and calculating annual pollutant loads. The University of Minnesota Duluth's Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI-UMD) has a long-term interest in identifying status and trends that may reflect short- and long-term response to impacts at local, regional, and global scales such as urbanization, agriculture, mining and forestry practices, invasive species introductions, atmospheric deposition, and climate change. It has also worked collaboratively and in partnership with MPCA and other state, federal, and local agencies on a number of assessment projects, including several previously-funded SWA grants. NRRI –UMD will collect base flow and event-based water quality data from streams within the St. Louis River and Rainy watershed in northeastern Minnesota.

Project Manager
First Name
Elaine
Last Name
Ruzycki
Organization Name
Natural Resources Research Institute
Street Address
5013 Miller Trunk Hwy
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55811
Phone
(218) 788-2737