Lake of the Woods Paleolimnological Investigiation of Nutrient and Historical Trends Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$72,461
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,340
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$35,744
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
University of Minnesota-Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI)
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2011
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Monitoring
Counties Affected
Lake of the Woods
Roseau
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$72,461
Number of full time equivalents funded
.30
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,340
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$35,744
Number of full time equivalents funded
.14
Project Overview

This project will determine pre- and post-settlement nutrient trends from sediment chronology, fossil diatom assemblages, and from sediment profiles representing human history in the region (i.e., at least 150 years). Project activities include sample collection; sample preparation; diatom analysis; database creation and management; and data interpretation. Sample cores will be taken on the Lake of the Woods in five major bays (i.e., Four-mile, Muskeg, Sabaskong, Little Traverse, and Big Traverse) in the southern basin.

Project Manager
First Name
Cary
Last Name
Hernandez
Organization Name
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Phone
(218) 846-8124
Email
cary.hernandez@state.mn.us