The LRRWMO 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

Excerpts from recent Anoka Conservation District annual water reports that include LRRWMO monitoring and other projects:

Lower Rum River Watershed Results (pdf)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  2017 2018

Detailed descriptions of the methodologies used for each type of monitoring can be found on the Anoka Conservation District's website. We hire that agency to carry out the monitoring tasks.

    Summary of Recent Monitoring
2016 2017 2018 2019

Lake Level Monitoring

Itasca

Round

Rogers

Sunfish

Itasca

Round

Rogers

Sunfish

Itasca

Round

Rogers

Sunfish

Itasca

Round

Rogers

Sunfish

Lake Water Quality Monitoring

Round

Sunfish

Sunfish

Sunfish

 

Round

Rogers

Sunfish

Stream Water Quality Monitoring

Rum R: Anoka Dam

Rum R: CR7

Rum R: Anoka Dam

Rum R: CR7

 

Rum R: CR7  

Rum R: Anoka Dam

Rum R: CR7
Stream Biomonitoring

Rum River (behind Anoka High School with student involvement)

Rum River (behind Anoka High School with student involvement)

Rum River (behind Anoka High School with student involvement)

Rum River (behind Anoka High School with student involvement)

Wetland Hydrology Monitoring

AEC

Lake Itaska

Trails

Rum Central

AEC

Lake Itaska Trails

Rum Central

AEC

Lake Itaska Trails

Rum Central

AEC

Lake Itaska Trails

Rum Central

 

Find out more about native gardens, raingardens, and shoreline stabilization by visiting the Blue Thumb website.
Lower Rum River watershed map with parcels
Meeting Schedule

Generally, the LRRWMO meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 8am at the Anoka City Hall. Tentative Meetings for 2019: January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17, November 21, December 19

Agenda & Minutes
WMO Mailing Address
LRRWMO c/o Anoka City Hall 2015 First Avenue, Anoka, MN 55303
See individual board members