Minnesota's Legacy

Hydrolic Definition Using Stable Isotope Signatures

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
University of Waterloo
Recipient Type
For-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
October 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Monitoring
Counties Affected
Statewide
Statewide
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
.04
Project Overview

The lab will analyze stable isotopes oxygen-18 and deuterium in water samples collected in streams, lakes, wetlands, groundwater, and point sources. This data can identify primary flow sources under varying flow conditions (low to very high flows). Identifying sources can help identify pollutant sources or locate areas that are in need of protection. For example, you may want to protect an area that contributes cold groundwater to a coldwater fishery. Or it could link a water chemistry impairment to a specific source.

Project Manager
First Name
Jenny
Last Name
Jasperson
Organization Name
MPCA
Street Address
525 S Lake Ave Ste 400
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55802
Phone
(218) 302-6634