Minnesota's Legacy

Water Resources Center Watershed Monitoring Network

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$274,204
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$152,059
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$106,168
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Water Resources Center
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
June 2020
Activity Type
Monitoring
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Faribault
Nicollet
Watonwan
Blue Earth
Faribault
Nicollet
Watonwan
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$274,204
Number of full time equivalents funded
2.82
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$152,059
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.41
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$106,168
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.41
Project Overview

This project will collect water samples at seventeen monitoring locations ranging in size from 23,173 acres (7 Mile Creek) to over 9 million acres (Minnesota River at St. Peter) as a part of the Watershed Pollutant Load Monitoring Network (WPLMN). The Minnesota State University - Water Resources Center (WRC) has been directly involved with the program and is familiar with the streams and hydrology of the region. In addition to monitoring, the WRC will review, manage and submit the data in formats provided by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). Load calculations will also be computed and submitted to the MPCA annually. The WRC will coordinate and manage the monitoring program.

Project Manager
First Name
Kimberly
Last Name
Musser
Organization Name
Water Resources Center
Street Address
135 Trafton Science Center South
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56001
Phone
(507) 389-5307