Upper/Lower Red Lakes Site-Specific Standard Data Gap

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$49,967
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Red Lake DNR
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
May 2018
End Date
August 2020
Activity Type
Monitoring
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Koochiching
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$49,967
Number of full time equivalents funded
.2
Project Overview

The purpose of this project is to gather data specific to developing a site-specific standard for phosphorus for Upper and Lower Red Lakes. These are large shallow lakes that are located in an area where no shallow lake standard exists. Because of these lakes' unique characteristics, it is believed that a site-specific standard is more appropriate than the deep lake standards that currently exist. This project will include additional chemistry and flow monitoring of tributaries to the lakes, as well as outflow of Lower Red Lake to the Red Lake River. Flow monitoring of the tributaries will require specialized equipment due to back flow conditions that exist in these tributaries at times of high winds and the flat nature of the topography. This additional monitoring will be utilized to enhance the lake and watershed models for use in developing the site-specific phosphorus standard for these two lakes.

Project Manager
First Name
Kayla
Last Name
Bowe
Organization Name
Red Lake DNR
Street Address
PO Box 279
City
Red Lake
State
MN
Zip Code
56671-0279
Phone
(218) 679-1607