Mississippi Headwaters Board Watershed Pollutant Load Monitoring Network (WPLMN) Sampling
The project goal is to conduct water chemistry monitoring at four subwatershed sites and one basin site in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Water chemistry monitoring will be conducted at a wide range of flow conditions with emphasis of collecting samples during periods of moderate and high flows after runoff events, as defined in the Watershed Pollutant Load Monitoring Network (WPLMN) Standard Operating Procedures and Guidance. The data collected will be submitted to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and used in the FLUX32 model for calculating pollutant loads. The pollutant load calculations will be used at both the state and local level to guide policy and strategies for the restoration and protection of Minnesota’s waters.