MPCA Water Monitoring Section Activities

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,351,892
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,528,098
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
MInnesota Pollution Control Agency
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Ongoing
Start Date
July 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Assessment/Evaluation
Monitoring
Counties Affected
Statewide
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,351,892
Number of full time equivalents funded
44.85
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,528,098
Number of full time equivalents funded
40.82
Project Overview

This project supports monitoring and assessment activities by Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Environmental Outcomes staff and includes lab analysis, equipment, and fieldwork expenses associated with monitoring and assessment activities within the described priority watersheds. Lake Monitoring: Lakes are monitored for nutrients, clarity and other information to provide the data needed to assess the aquatic recreation use support. Biological and Water Chemistry Stream Monitoring: Monitoring to assess the conditions of streams in each watershed. Monitoring includes biological (fish and invertebrates), chemical (nutrients, sediments, etc.) and physical (habitat) measurements. Watershed Pollutant Load Monitoring Network: (Watershed-Statewide): The watershed pollutant load monitoring effort provides data on water quality conditions and trends for Minnesota's major rivers and their main tributaries. Ambient wetland monitoring: The goals of the ambient wetland monitoring effort are to assess status and trends of wetland conditions.

Project Manager
First Name
Pam
Last Name
Anderson
Organization Name
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Street Address
520 Lafayette Rd N
City
Saint Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55155