SWAG 10- Monitoring Cook County Lakes for Water Chemistry Data

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,139
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2010
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Monitoring
Counties Affected
Cook
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,139
Number of full time equivalents funded
.33
Project Overview

This project will collect a complete data set for total phosphorous and chlorophyll-a for 6 Cook County lakes while fostering lake association participation, ownership and understanding of their lakes. While many Cook County lakes have participated in the Citizen Lake Monitoring Program (CLMP) taking Secchi disk readings, these same lakes are deficient in basic lake chemistry data such as total phosphorus and chlorophyll-a. In order to establish a county baseline data set and assess trends as outlined in the Cook County Water Plan, as well as to enable state 303(d) and 305(b)assessments, a better understanding of these lakes is necessary.

Project Manager
First Name
Cindy
Last Name
Gentz
Organization Name
Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District
Phone
(218) 387-3648
Email
cindy.gentz@co.cook.mn.us