Statewide Altered Watercourse Determination

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$249,322
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$225,075
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo)
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2011
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Assessment/Evaluation
Digitization/Online Information Access
Mapping
Planning
Technical Assistance
Counties Affected
Statewide
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$249,322
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.0
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$225,075
Number of full time equivalents funded
2.1
Project Overview

This project will support the MPCA’s water quality monitoring and assessment program. Specifically, the MPCA is developing a refined use designation process known as tiered aquatic life uses (TALU) to account for situations in which stream habitat has been compromised through hydrological alteration (e.g. channelization and ditching). An accurate state-wide determination of altered stream segments based upon the current National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) linework will assist in the assignment of the correct beneficial use within this new TALU framework. This project will apply the previously developed methods as well as modifications of this methodology at a state-wide scale. The final product from this project will provide a comprehensive set of altered watercourse events and established methodology for determining altered watercourse events throughout the state.

Project Manager
First Name
Benjamin
Last Name
Lundeen
Organization Name
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Phone
(218) 316-3894
Email
benjamin.lundeen@state.mn.us