Minnesota's Legacy

Lake of the Woods Nutrient Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Effectiveness Monitoring

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$213,257
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
St. Croix Watershed Research Station
Recipient Type
For-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
May 2019
End Date
July 2021
Activity Type
Assessment/Evaluation
Counties Affected
Lake of the Woods
Roseau
Lake of the Woods
Roseau
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$213,257
Number of full time equivalents funded
.42
Project Overview

Previous research by the St. Croix Watershed Research Station (SCWRS) has identified lake physics (temperature and oxygen) and nutrient recycling (nitrogen and phosphorus) as key drivers of lake algal blooms. SCWRS will conduct monitoring consistent with the prior research efforts by re-deploying three moored buoys to collect data throughout the 2019 ice-free season, including surface water samples. Additionally, SCWRS will deploy an in situ flourometer to measure total algae and cyanobacteria concentrations and will collect and analyze cyanobacterial toxins.

Project Details
Project Manager
First Name
Cary
Last Name
Hernandez
Organization Name
MPCA
Street Address
714 Lake Ave Ste 220
City
Detroit Lakes
State
MN
Zip Code
56501
Phone
(218) 846-8124