Little Fork Watershed Surface Water Assessment Grant (SWAG)
The Little Fork River Watershed Assessment will include the waters of the Rice River, Little Fork River, Flint Creek, Nett Lake River, Beaver Brook, Valley River, Willow River, Sturgeon River, Bear River, Dark River, and the Lost River. This Assessment will also include Little Bear Lake, Bear Lake, Thistledew Lake, Little Moose Lake, Raddison Lake, Napoleon Lake, Owen Lake, Dark Lake, Clear Lake, Long (Main) Lake, Dewey Lake, and Long (North) Lake. These lakes and streams are found throughout the Little Fork River Watershed, which spans parts of Koochiching, St. Louis and Itasca Counties. This assessment focuses on collection of water chemistry and field parameters at the 25 sites identified and modified by MPCA. The Collaborative effort between Koochiching Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), North St. Louis SWCD, Itasca SWCD and MPCA will utilize experienced staff to obtain comprehensive data of surface waters. This project will support the biological data collected by Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and will establish whether these surface waters meet state and federal standards for aquatic life/recreation.