Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Surface Water Assessment Grant (SWAG) - Big Fork River Watershed

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,478
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2020
End Date
January 2022
Activity Type
Monitoring
Counties Affected
Itasca
Itasca
Project Overview

The goal of this project is to complete a water chemistry dataset necessary for the assessment of six Leech Lake Reservation lakes within the Big Fork Watershed for the determination of overall watershed health, and the identification of impaired waters (according to State water quality standards), or waters in need of additional protection to prevent future impairments. The project is a part of the Big Fork Intensive Watershed Monitoring effort which aids the MInnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) in meeting the requirements of the Clean Water Act for restoring and protecting the multiple beneficial and cultural uses of the Band's invaluable water resources.
It is advantageous for the Band to collaborate with federal, state, and local partners to obtain the largest and most intricate water quality data set possible for the analyzation of current conditions and historic trends in Reservation waters to help inform the water quality standard development process.

2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,478
Number of full time equivalents funded
.1
Project Manager
First Name
Eric
Last Name
Krumm
Organization Name
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Street Address
15756 State 371 N
City
Cass Lake
State
MN
Zip Code
56633
Phone
(507) 450-0879
Administered By
Administered by
Location

520 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155

Phone
800-657-3864