For 2016-2017, the MPCA awarded seven SWAGs for a total of $280,000.
Water quality monitoring in four lakes and four stream/river sites in high priority areas of the Upper Mississippi River (Brainerd) Watershed.
Conduct water quality monitoring on ten lakes in the Kettle River Watershed: Twentynine, Bob, Bear, Little Hanging Horn, Hanging Horn, Moose, Echo, Coffee, Kettle and Merwin.
Monitoring on four stream sites and 17 lakes in the Mississippi River - Brainerd watershed in east-central Crow Wing County.
Water quality monitoring at 12 stream sampling sites in the Otter Tail River Watershed.
The sampling and monitoring of lakes and streams in the Kettle River Watershed will result in a better understanding of the water quality within the watershed.
Conduct water quality monitoring at the ten lakes within the Todd County portions of the Mississippi River Brainerd watershed and the one lake within the Todd County portion of the Mississippi River Sartell watershed.
Conduct field and water chemistry monitoring at by collecting water samples at seven lake sites and eight streams in the Kettle and Upper St. Croix Watersheds.