Sampling Plan for Mercury in the St. Louis River 2013

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$170,601
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Activity Type
Monitoring
Technical Assistance
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Carlton
Lake
St. Louis
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$170,601
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.16
Project Overview

The objective of this sampling plan is to quantify the inputs and outputs of methyl-mercury in the St. Louis River. Mercury can be bound to organic carbon or suspended solids; therefore, it is necessary to determine loadings of them as well. To get loadings, this sampling plan includes event and base flow monitoring at key tributaries to the St. Louis River and at stations within the St. Louis River.

Project Manager
First Name
Michael
Last Name
Berndt
Organization Name
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Street Address
500 Lafayette Road North
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55155
Phone
651-757-2579