Minnesota's Legacy

Shell Rock River Scenarios and Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$172,165
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
RESPEC
Recipient Type
For-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2019
End Date
December 2019
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Modeling
Technical Assistance
Counties Affected
Freeborn
Freeborn
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$172,165
Number of full time equivalents funded
.67
Project Overview

This project will complete an extension of the Shell Rock River Hydrologic Simulation Program FORTRAN (HSPF) watershed model application through the year 2018. Compliance scenarios will be executed to address potential expansion of discharges from the Albert Lea Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). The model will be fully functioning, calibrated, validated, and executable and will simulate hydrology, sediment (sand, silt, and clay), temperature, phosphorus, nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand, and chlorophyll at the 12-digit hydrologic unit code (HUC) subbasin scale (or finer). Another outcome of this project will be a draft Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) report that provides quantitative source assessments, allowable loads, and load reductions needed for compliance with water quality standards.

Project Details
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