St. Louis River Bioavailability BUI Removal Protocol

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$163,100
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Recipient Type
Federal Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2012
End Date
October 2013
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Assessment/Evaluation
Modeling
Monitoring
Planning
Restoration/Enhancement
Technical Assistance
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Lake
Carlton
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$163,100
Other Funds Leveraged
$302,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
.5
Source of Additional Funds

Federal-U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Project Overview

This project will provide a protocol for prioritizing sites in the St. Louis Area of Concern (AOC ) for restoration based on site-specific bioavailability considerations. Despite large data collection efforts focused on sediment chemistry, the extent to which sediment with moderate levels of contamination is available for uptake into biota and therefore contributing to Beneficial Use Impairments (BUI)s is still largely unknown.

Project Manager
First Name
Nelson
Last Name
French
Organization Name
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Phone
(218) 302-6625
Email
nelson.french@state.mn.us