Lake Protection Analysis
Accelerated Implementation Grant 2014
Direct Drainage Delination of 74 Lakes
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
As lake-focused development continues these high quality waters will see increasing amounts of land use change. The State Demographer projects that the targeted lake catchments will see population increases of 25-62% within 20 years. Isolating these contributing areas permits the Lake Protection Analysis project to perform multiple GIS analyses to accurately inform water quality discussions. The final framework will allow local water managers to prioritize across their water bodies, target activities to specific subsheds, and develop measurable goals. The Lake Protection Analysis project uses LiDAR data to isolate the directly contributing areas of 74 major lakes in Crow Wing and Douglas Counties.