MPCA Water Monitoring Unit Field Activities 2011

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,521,699
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2009
End Date
June 2010
Activity Type
Monitoring
Counties Affected
Becker
Beltrami
Blue Earth
Carlton
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Freeborn
Goodhue
Jackson
Lake
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Mahnomen
Marshall
Morrison
Murray
Nobles
Norman
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
St. Louis
Steele
Todd
Wadena
Waseca
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,521,699
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.

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 (nutirents, sediments, etc.) and physical (habitiat) measurements.

Major watershed load monitoring (Watershed-Statewide): The major watershed 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
Street Address
520 Lafayette Rd. N
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55155
Phone
651-757-2730
Email
glenn.skuta@state.mn.us