Monitoring

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)

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 (www.anokaswcd.org). We hire that agency to carry out the monitoring tasks.

 

    Summary of Recent Monitoring
2014 2015 2016 2017

Lake Level Monitoring

Itasca

Round

Rogers

Sunfish

Itasca

Round

Rogers

Sunfish

Itasca

Round

Rogers

Sunfish

Itasca

Round

Rogers

Sunfish

Lake Water Quality Monitoring

 Round  

 Round

Sunfish

Sunfish

Stream Water Quality Monitoring

Trott Brook:

Co Rd 5

Rum R: Anoka Dam

Rum R: CR7                              

Rum R: Anoka Dam

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

 

MPCA lake stream data