Nutrient Calibration: Minnesota River Basin 2017

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$109,928
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Tetra Tech Inc
Recipient Type
For-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
May 2017
End Date
June 2019
Activity Type
Modeling
Counties Affected
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chippewa
Cottonwood
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Freeborn
Grant
Hennepin
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Murray
Nicollet
Otter Tail
Pipestone
Pope
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sibley
Stevens
Swift
Traverse
Waseca
Watonwan
Yellow Medicine
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$109,928
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.41
Project Overview

The goal of this project is to refine the nutrient and algae simulation in the Minnesota River basin using all relevant available sources of information. The outcome of this work order is a revised Hydrological Simulation Program – FORTRAN (HSPF) watershed model application for the Minnesota River basin that correctly represents nutrient sources and algae. The contractor will provide a fully functioning, executable model that will simulate improved hydrology, sediment (sand, silt, and clay), temperature, phosphorus, nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand, and chlorophyll at the 12-digit HUC subbasin scale (or finer) as developed in the existing 2016 Minnesota River Basin models.

Project Details

Blue Earth River Watershed Chippewa River Watershed Cottonwood River Watershed Lac qui Parle River Watershed Le Sueur River Watershed Lower Minnesota River Watershed Minnesota River - Headwaters Watershed Minnesota River - Mankato Watershed Minnesota River - Yellow Medicine River Watershed Pomme de Terre River Watershed Redwood River Watershed Watonwan River Watershed

Project Manager
First Name
Chuck
Last Name
Regan
Organization Name
MPCA
Street Address
520 Lafayette Rd N
City
Saint Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55155
Phone
(651) 757-2866