Myrtle Lake Core Sampling and Analysis

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$52,536
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Science Museum of Minnesota
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Process
Start Date
May 2018
End Date
August 2019
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Monitoring
Counties Affected
St. Louis
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$52,536
Number of full time equivalents funded
.53
Project Overview

Myrtle Lake experiences frequent nuisance algae blooms and does not meet Minnesota state standards for total phosphorus and chlorophyll-a. This has led to questions whether the productivity and condition of the lake has changed over time, what the natural or historical condition of the lake was, what the current trajectory of the lake is, and how to set effective management goals. This project uses paleolimnological techniques and quantitative environmental reconstructions to estimate past conditions and natural variability, identify timing of ecological changes, and determine rates of change and recovery.

Project Details
Project Manager
First Name
Mark
Last Name
Edlund
Organization Name
St. Croix Watershed Research Station
Street Address
16910 152nd Street North
City
Marine on St. Croix
State
MN
Zip Code
55047
Phone
(651) 433-5953 x26