Minnesota's Legacy

Zumbro River Load Monitoring Network

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$23,441
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Olmsted County Soil and Water Conservation District
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
February 2019
End Date
June 2020
Activity Type
Monitoring
Counties Affected
Olmsted
Wabasha
Olmsted
Wabasha
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$23,441
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.16
Project Overview

The Olmsted County Soil and Water Conservation District will assist the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) with water quality monitoring and pollutant load calculations at four sub-watershed sites in the Zumbro River Watershed. Approximately 25 grab samples per site between ice-out and October 31 of 2019 will be collected along with field measurements and observations. Samples will be collected using procedures described in the Watershed Pollutant Load Monitoring Network (WPLMN) Standard Operating Procedures and Guidance (SOPG). QA/QC samples will also be collected and are included as a part of the sample count. Sites include: North Fork Zumbro River (near Mazeppa, MN), Middle Fork Zumbro River (near Oronoco, MN), South Branch Middle Fork River (near Oronoco, MN) and South Fork Zumbro River (near Rochester, MN). Seasonal load calculations for each site will be calculated using the FLUX32 model.

Project Manager
First Name
Aaron
Last Name
Gamm
Organization Name
Olmsted County Soil and Water Conservation District
Street Address
2122 Campus Dr. SE, Suite 200
City
Rochester
State
MN
Zip Code
55904
Phone
(507) 328-7131