Minnesota's Legacy

Red and Upper Mississippi Watershed Pollutant Load Monitoring

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$523,135
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$288,451
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$201,398
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
International Water Institute
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
June 2020
Activity Type
Monitoring
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Cass
Grant
Itasca
Kittson
Marshall
Norman
Otter Tail
Pennington
Polk
Red Lake
Traverse
Wilkin
Beltrami
Cass
Grant
Itasca
Kittson
Marshall
Norman
Otter Tail
Pennington
Polk
Red Lake
Traverse
Wilkin
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$523,135
Number of full time equivalents funded
3.32
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$288,451
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.66
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$201,398
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.66
Project Overview

The International Water Institute (IWI) will monitor 42 sites (3 basin, 12 major watershed, and 27 subwatershed) in the Red River and Upper Mississippi River Basins intensively during 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. There will also be 5 sites in the Red River Basin where mercury samples will be collected in 2016 and 2017 and sent to Minnesota Department of Health for analysis. The IWI will collect water samples across the range of flow conditions targeting sample collection at times of moderate to high flow. Monitoring will follow the sampling frequency and the parameter list provided by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) in the Watershed Pollutant Load Monitoring Network (WPLMN) Standard Operating Procedures and Guidance. Load calculations for each site will also be completed using the FLUX32 model. Loading information will be used at both the state and local level to guide policy and strategies for the restoration and protection of Minnesota’s waters.

Project Manager
First Name
Danni
Last Name
Halvorson
Organization Name
International Water Institute
Street Address
1120 28th Avenue North Suite B
City
Fargo
State
ND
Zip Code
58102
Phone
(218) 280-0515