Land Use Maps & Analysis of Lake of the Woods/Rainy River Basin

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
University of Minnesota
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2013
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Monitoring
Technical Assistance
Counties Affected
Lake of the Woods
Roseau
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.26
Project Overview

With a perceived increase in the frequency and intensity of cyanobacterial algal blooms in Lake of the Woods (LOW), there has been an increased effort to collect information about the nature of algal blooms, nutrient concentrations and sources of nutrients to the LOW. As part of this effort, land cover maps of the LOW Watershed are needed as inputs to hydrology models and analyses of land use and land use change.The goal of this project is to produce land cover classifications and land use change maps of the LOW Watershed for the ~1990 and ~2010 time periods, and will tabulate and summarize all data by sub-watersheds.

Project Manager
First Name
Leif
Last Name
Olmanson
Organization Name
University of Minnesota
Phone
651-206-9102
Email
Olman002@umn.edu