Lake Pepin Watershed Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Development

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,667
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
LimnoTech
Recipient Type
For-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
September 2016
End Date
December 2017
Activity Type
Restoration/Enhancement
Counties Affected
Dakota
Goodhue
Scott
Wabasha
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,667
Number of full time equivalents funded
.2
Project Overview

The goal of this project is to finalize the draft Lake Pepin Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Report, issue it for public comment, address comments, and finalize the report. Lake Pepin is impaired by high levels of nutrients that cause excessive growth of algae. High levels of sediment, carried in by major river systems, also affect the lake. The sediment is filling in the lake at a much faster rate than before Minnesota was settled and intensely farmed. Nutrients and sediment are distinct yet inter-related pollutants, and are being addressed in separate TMDL reports.

Project Manager
First Name
Justin
Last Name
Watkins
Organization Name
MPCA
Street Address
18 Wood Lake Drive SE
City
Rochester
State
MN
Zip Code
55904
Phone
(507) 206-2621