MPCA Water Monitoring Section Activities 2014

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,284,104
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2013
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Assessment/Evaluation
Monitoring
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Hennepin
Houston
Itasca
Jackson
Kittson
Koochiching
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,284,104
Number of full time equivalents funded
24.13
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
Pam
Last Name
Anderson
Organization Name
MPCA
Street Address
520 Lafayette Road North
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55155
Phone
651-757-2190
Email
pamela.anderson@state.mn.us