Clearwater River (UM Basin) - Five Lakes - Nutrients (Albion, Augusta, Caroline, Henshaw and Swartout Lakes): TMDL Project

Minnesota's Impaired Waters and TMDLs

Background

This project addresses five nutrient impaired lakes in the Lower Clearwater River Watershed located in the Upper Mississippi River Basin of Minnesota: Albion, Augusta, Caroline, Henshaw and Swartout Lakes

The Clearwater River Watershed District (CRWD), in cooperation with Wenck Associates, Inc., and the MPCA completed this draft TMDL study in 2009. It will be submitted to the EPA for final approval following the public comment period that closes on July 21, 2010. MPCA has approved the watershed wide Implementation Plan making the CRWD eligible to apply for federal 319 funds and state CWLA funds that can be used for restoration projects and BMPs. Lake reduction goals for Phosphorous range from 25 to 95% to restore these lakes to state standards. To reduce Phosphorous levels in the lakes, both internal and external load reductions are required.

Other CRWD TMDL studies

Map and location

More maps are available on the TMDL maps page.

TMDL report and implementation plan

Other documents

Links

Information contact

Margaret Leach, Impaired Waters Coordinator
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
7678 College Road, Suite 105
Baxter, MN 56425
218-828-6063
margaret.leach@state.mn.us

Merle Anderson, Administrator
Clearwater River Watershed District
PO Box 481
Annandale, MN 55302
320-274-3935
pacma@frontiernet.net

Dennis Loewen, Assistant Administrator
Clearwater River Watershed District
PO Box 481
Annandale, MN 55302
320-274-3935
loewen.dennis@yahoo.com