North St. Louis County FY15 Surface Water Assessment Grant (SWAG)

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
North St. Louis County Soil and Water Conservation District
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
March 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
St. Louis
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Number of full time equivalents funded
Project Overview

This project will collect water quality data for 31 sites (22 lakes and 9 stream sites) within the Rainy River Headwaters, Cloquet, and Vermilion major watersheds as part of the 10-year cycle for monitoring Minnesota's waters. Due to the large number and geographic extent of monitoring sites, North St. Louis SWCD (NSLSWCD) is subcontracting with Lake County SWCD and Koochiching County SWCD. An intern from the Vermilion Community College (VCC) Water Resources Program will be hired to conduct monitoring of 4 stream sites and 3 lake sites located between Ely and Virginia. An instructor from VCC will provide oversight for this intern. The sites to be sampled are predominantly in the service area of NSLSWCD and roughly 100 miles North and South of Virginia, centered between the subcontractors chosen by NSLSWCD for this and other MPCA contracts.

Project Details
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
North St. Louis County Soil and Water Conservation District
Street Address
307 1st St. S. Suite 114
Zip Code
(218) 742-9505