Lake Superior North Watershed Restoration and Protection Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$96,888
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Tetra Tech Inc
Recipient Type
For-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2017
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Modeling
Counties Affected
Cook
Lake of the Woods
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$96,888
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.38
Project Overview

This project will complete the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study and Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategies (WRAPS) for the Lake Superior North watershed. Two segments of the Flute Reed River are impaired for aquatic life due to elevated turbidity and total suspended solids. The lower Poplar River is also listed as impaired but significant progress has occurred in the last 10 years. A TMDL and implementation plan have been completed for the lower Poplar River impairment. All other waters meet water quality standards and will be considered for protection measures. Of the many assessed lakes, four are showing evidence of some decline in water transparency while still meeting the lake water quality standards.
The project provides an opportunity to evaluate the water quality impairments, complete pollutant source assessments, establish loading capacities and allocations for the impairments, prioritize water bodies for protection and restoration, and evaluate and recommend restoration and protection strategies.

Project Details

Lake Superior - North Watershed

Project Manager
First Name
Karen
Last Name
Evens
Organization Name
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Street Address
520 Lafayette Rd N
City
Saint Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55155
Phone
(218) 302-6644