Awarded partnerships

With Surface Water Assessment funding, local partners have provided water-quality data for lake and stream sites throughout the state.

FY2019

For 2019-2020, the MPCA awarded eleven agreements totaling $430,000.

Six stream sites within the Buffalo River Watershed and three stream sites within the Upper Red River watershed.

Eight stream sites within the Lower St. Croix River Watershed.

Six lakes and one stream site within the Chippewa River Watershed.

One stream site within the Upper Wapsipinicon River watershed and eight stream sites within the Cedar River Watershed.

Eighteen lakes and nine stream sites within the St. Louis River Watershed.

Two lakes and three stream sites within the Chippewa River Watershed.

One lake and three stream sites within the Shell Rock River Watershed and one lake and one stream site within the Winnebago River Watershed.

Fourteen lakes and nine stream sites within the Mississippi River-St. Cloud Watershed.

Seven stream sites within the St. Louis River Watershed.

Seven stream sites within the Chippewa River Watershed.

Three lakes within the Lower St. Croix River watershed.

FY2018

For 2018-2019, the MPCA awarded five agreements totaling $270,000.

Water quality sampling at seven stream sites within the Le Sueur River Watershed over a two-year period (2018-19).

Water quality sampling at six stream sites within the Mississippi River-Lake Pepin Watershed over a period of two years (2018-19).

Water quality sampling at 12 lake sites and 13 stream sites within the Little Fork River Watershed over a period of two years (2018-19).

Water quality sampling at 14 stream sites within the Root River Watershed over a period of two years (2018-19).

Water quality sampling at nine lake sites and 14 stream sites within the Sauk River Watershed over a period of two years (2018-19).

FY2017

For 2017-2018, the MPCA awarded six agreements totaling $440,000.

Water quality sampling at five lake sites and 11 stream sites within the Snake River Watershed over a period of two years (2017-18).

Assessments will include the waters of the Baudette River, Black River, Peppermint Creek, Rapid River, Rat Root River and Winter Road River at 12 key sites in Koochiching and Lake of the Woods Counties. This project will also work to promote volunteer stream monitoring by working with a local River Watch Program.

Monitoring at seven lake sites and 19 stream sites in the Blue Earth River watershed.

Collect water samples at 15 stream and 26 lake locations in the North Fork Crow River watershed. This cooperative project has three basic objectives: water quality monitoring, data management, and administration.

Water quality assessments at 11 lakes and 7 stream reaches in the Pomme de Terre River Watershed.

In 2017 and 2018, Redwood-Cottonwood Rivers Control Area (RCRCA) will collect water chemistry samples from ten lakes and 24 stream sites identified in the Redwood and Cottonwood River watersheds.