Little Fork River and Big Fork River - USGS FLOWSED

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$140,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Recipient Type
Federal Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
August 2012
End Date
September 2014
Activity Type
Research
Technical Assistance
Counties Affected
Itasca
Koochiching
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$140,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$11,047
Number of full time equivalents funded
.33
Source of Additional Funds

Federal

Project Overview

The Little Fork River and Big Fork River - USGS FLOWSED project was established to collect site specific data for streamflow, SSC, and bedload at the Littlefork and Big Fork Rivers in Northern Minnesota; use the data to evaluate the use of dimensionless sediment rating curves for the rivers; and document the results of the study in conjunction with the results from other rivers in the state for the application of regional sediment rating curves to rivers in Minnesota. The project is an extension of the Statewide Sediment Network and a collaboration with a MN DNR project sampling several other sites in the state. The collaborative project will develop regional sediment rating curves for Minnesota. The development of regional sediment rating curves for Minnesota will enhance water resources programs by providing improved sediment budgets, reducing costs associated with extensive sediment data collection, identifying streams that depart from reference conditions, providing a tool for restoration prioritization, and yielding important information for future river restoration design.

Project Manager
First Name
Christopher
Last Name
Ellison
Organization Name
USGS
Street Address
2280 Woodale Drive
City
Mounds View
State
MN
Zip Code
55112
Phone
763/783-2471