Monitoring

The URRWMO has a cooperative agreement with the Anoka Conservation District each year to conduct water resources monitoring. This monitoring is aimed at tracking the conditions in lakes and streams, detecting problems before they become severe, and diagnosing the cause of any problems so the most effective corrective measures can be put in place. Generally, even when there are no problems, the monitoring data helps us better understand each of our water ecosystems so that we can manage them properly.

The monitoring tasks have included:

Lake Level Monitoring
Lake Water Quality Monitoring
Stream Water Quality Monitoring

Summary of Recent Monitoring
2014 2015 2016 2017
Lake Level Monitoring
Lake George
East Twin Lake
Cooper Lake
Minard Lake
Lake George
East Twin Lake
Cooper Lake
Minard Lake
Lake George
East Twin Lake
Cooper Lake
Minard Lake

Lake George

East Twin Lake

Coopers Lake

Minard Lake

Lake Water Quality Monitoring
       Lake George
Stream & River Water Quality Monitoring

Seelye Brook at CR 7   

Cedar Creek at CR 9
Ford Brook at CR 63
Rum River at CR 24    Rum River at CR 7

 

Seelye Brook at CR 7
Cedar Creek at CR 9
Ford Brook at CR 63
Rum River at CR 24
Rum River at CR 7

Seelye Brook at CR 7

Cedar Creek at CR 9
Ford Brook at CR 63
Rum River at CR 24
Rum River at CR 7

Seelye Brook at CR 7

Cedar Creek at CR 9
Ford Brook at CR 63              Rum River at CR 24
Rum River at CR 7

  Biomonitoring

Rum River at Hwy 24,

St. Francis High School Students

Rum River at Hwy 24,

St. Francis High School Students

Rum River at Hwy 24,

St. Francis High School Students

 
Reference Wetlands

Three Reference

Wetland Sites

Three Reference

Wetland Sites

Three Reference

Wetland Sites

Three Reference

Wetland Sites

 

 xcerpts from the Anoka Conservation District's Annual Water Monitoring Reports that include all URRWMO Monitoring:

Upper Rum River Watershed Results (pdf)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

 

Detailed descriptions of the methodologies used for each type of monitoring can be found on the Anoka Conservation District's website.

MPCA lake stream data