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Washington Soil and Water Conservation District Surface Water Assessment Grant (SWAG)

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$12,379
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Washington Soil and Water Conservation District
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2019
End Date
January 2021
Activity Type
Monitoring
Counties Affected
Chisago
Washington
Chisago
Washington
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$12,379
Number of full time equivalents funded
.04
Project Overview

As part of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's (MPCA's) watershed monitoring Approach, the Washington Conservation District will collect water quality samples on three lakes in the Lower St. Croix River Watershed in 2019-20; Comfort Lake, Square Lake, and Big Marine Lake. Rural and agricultural land uses are major components of all three lakes' subwatersheds and semi-urban land use is present in the Comfort lake subwatershed. The monitoring will allow for the continuation of long-term datasets that will be used for assessing impairments, tracking long-term trends, and aiding local decision makers when managing natural resources.

Project Manager
First Name
Erik
Last Name
Anderson
Organization Name
Washington Conservation District
Street Address
455 Hayward Avenue N
City
Oakdale
State
MN
Zip Code
55128
Phone
(651) 330-8220