MPCA Water Monitoring Section Activities 2012

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,500,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Assessment/Evaluation
Monitoring
Planning
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Beltrami
Carver
Cass
Clearwater
Crow Wing
Dodge
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Kandiyohi
Lake of the Woods
Marshall
McLeod
Meeker
Mower
Olmsted
Pennington
Polk
Red Lake
Renville
Rice
Roseau
Sibley
Steele
Wabasha
Wright
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,500,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
39.8
Project Overview

This project supports monitoring and assessment activities by MPCA EAO 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
Glenn
Last Name
Skuta
Organization Name
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Phone
(651) 757-2730
Email
glenn.skuta@state.mn.us