Watershed pollutant load monitoring

Water sample at Beaver River near Beaver Bay (Lake Superior Northshore) | Stacia GraysonWatershed pollutant load monitoring measures pollutant loads in Minnesota’s rivers and streams and tracks water quality trends. The resulting data assist in watershed modeling, determining pollutant source contributions, developing reports, and measuring water quality restoration efforts.

Through the Watershed Pollutant Load Monitoring Network, MPCA provides funding to local partners to assist with intensive water quality monitoring at approximately 130 long-term river and stream monitoring sites.


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