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Event based stream sampling in Northeastern Minnesota. 2016.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

This report summarizes four years of sampling by the Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Watershed Pollutant Load Monitoring Network (WPLMN).  Streams sampled during this period include St Louis River near Forbes and in Floodwood, as well as Swan, Whiteface, Cloquet, and Second Rivers all in the St Louis River watershed; and, Stony and Kawishiwi Rivers in the Rainy watershed. Also includes data from 2012 and 2013 for Little Fork and Sturgeon Rivers in the Rainy River basin as well as Amity Creek and Knife River in the Lake Superior basin.

More information can be found at the MPCA WPLMN website.

[Report available as a PDF download (0.32 MB)]

2012 - 2016  
The State of Lake Superior in 2011.
Great Lakes Fishery Commission. 2016. Special Report 16-01.
[Available as a PDF download (2.6 MB)]
Development of Macroinvertebrate Biocriteria for Streams of Minnesoa's Lake Superior Watershed.
Stroom, K. and Richards, C. 2000. Special Publication 16-01.
[Available for
Effects of riparian buffers on landscape characteristics: implications for breeding birds
Hanowski, J.M., P.T. Wolter, G.J. Niemi. 2000. in P.J. Wignington, Jr. and R. B. L. Beschta Riparian ecology and management in multi-land use watersheds. Proceedings of J. of American Water Resources Association. p 523-528.
[Related information at website.]
Examining land use influences on stream habitats and macroinvertebrates: a GIS approach.
Richards, C. and G. Host. 1994. Water Resources Bulletin 30: 729-738.
[Available at American Water Resources Association.]
Simulating Effects of Landscape Composition and Structure on Stream Water Quality in Forested Watersheds.
Richards, C., White, M., Axler, R., Hershey, A., and Schomberg, J. (2001) Verhandlungen Internationale Vereinigung für Theoretische und Angewandte 27:3561-3565
[Free reprint available from Minnesota Sea Grant.]
Great Lakes Fish Consumption Advisories: The Public Health Benefits and Risks
Discussion Paper prepared by the Health Professionals Task Force for the International Joint Commision.
[849 KB pdf]
1977 - 2004  
Stormwater Demonstration Project in Support of the Lake Superior Binational Program 1992 - 1993 pollutants, %impervious
Great Lakes Environmental Indicators Project
A project designed to develop an integrated set of environmental indicators that can be used to assess the condition of the coastal margins of all five Great Lakes.
2001 - Present  
Impaired Waters Research Symposium Final Report
Workshop for researchers, state decision makers, practitioners and citizen representatives to discuss the current state of research in managing Minnesota's surface water and identifying gaps in need of additional research (UMN-WRC website ).
Feb 2008