MPCA Water Monitoring Section Activities 2013

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,265,335
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2012
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Monitoring
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Anoka
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Chippewa
Chisago
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Faribault
Freeborn
Isanti
Jackson
Kanabec
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Le Sueur
Marshall
Martin
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Nicollet
Pennington
Pine
Polk
Redwood
Renville
Roseau
Sibley
Stevens
Swift
Traverse
Watonwan
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,265,335
Number of full time equivalents funded
40
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
MPCA
Phone
651-757-2730
Email
glenn.skuta@state.mn.us