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Pope Soil and Water Conservation District Surface Water Assessment Grant (SWAG)

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$32,479
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Pope Soil and Water Conservation District
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2019
End Date
January 2021
Activity Type
Monitoring
Counties Affected
Pope
Pope
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$32,479
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.18
Project Overview

The Pope Soil and Water Conservation District Chippewa River Watershed Surface Water Assessment Grant (SWAG) monitoring program will provide knowledge of water quality to local partners and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Five sites, comprised of two lakes and three along two streams, will be monitored over the course of two years. There are 5 townships throughout the Chippewa watershed that each house a monitoring site: Nora, New Prairie , White Bear Lake, Barsness, and Gilchrist. Water samples will be analyzed for water quality parameters such as total suspended solids, nutrients, and bacteria. The goal of this opportunity is to have an increase in local knowledge of certain waters of concern. The increased monitoring data will be added to larger water quality sets and assist in implementation of best management practices throughout the Chippewa watershed.

Project Manager
First Name
Jessica
Last Name
Hoheisel
Organization Name
Pope SWCD
Street Address
1680 Franklin Street North
City
Glenwood
State
MN
Zip Code
56334
Phone
(320) 634-5327