Mississippi River Vegetation Sampling

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$13,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Assessment/Evaluation
Counties Affected
Statewide
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$13,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.10
Project Overview

This project will assist in assessing the quality of the Mississippi River bordering with Wisconsin in partnership with the Minnesota DNR (MNDNR), the Wisconsin DNR (WIDNR) and the Metropolitan Council of Environmental Services (MCES). Sampling will be conducted in 2016 using water chemistry and biological indicators, using a 5 state strategy recently developed recently with the leadership of the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association. The Minnesota entities will focus their work on the River from St Anthony Falls to the Chippewa River confluence in Lake Pepin. The Wisconsin DNR will focus their work in the reach below ending at the Root River confluence near La Crosse. This contract provides for the submerged aquatic vegetation indictor for the Minnesota portion.

Project Manager
First Name
Megan
Last Name
Moore
Organization Name
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Street Address
500 Lafayette Road North
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55155
Phone
(651) 757-2422