Modeling of Nitrogen Loading to Minnesota Rivers

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$45,513
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
United States Geological Survey
Recipient Type
Federal Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2011
End Date
June 2011
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Assessment/Evaluation
Modeling
Monitoring
Planning
Technical Assistance
Counties Affected
Statewide
Appropriation Language

Chapter 361.
Sec. 4. CLEAN WATER FUND APPROPRIATIONS.
Subdivision 1. Pollution Control Agency. $600,000 in fiscal year 2011 is appropriated from the clean water fund to the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency to continue rulemaking to establish water quality standards for total nitrogen and
nitrate nitrogen. This is a onetime appropriation.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$45,513
Number of full time equivalents funded
.31
Project Overview

This project will use the Spatially Referenced Regression On Watersheds (SPARROW) model as a means of assessing and characterizing the nitrogen loading situation in Minnesota. These results will be used along with other nitrogen loading characterization efforts conducted by others, so that a more complete characterization can be conducted. The results of this effort will be useful as Minnesota works to establish state-specific goals and strategies to address its contribution to Gulf of Mexico hypoxia.

Project Manager
First Name
David L.
Last Name
Lorenz
Organization Name
United States Geological Survey
Phone
(763) 783-3100
Email
Lorenz@usgs.gov