CLMP+ Report on East Sunburg Lake (Kandiyohi County)

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) conducts and supports lake monitoring activities both to determine if water quality is suitable for recreational uses (swimming, wading, boating, etc.), and to measure and compare regional differences and trends in water quality around the state. MPCA staff, local partners (SWCDs, watershed districts, tribal entities, etc.), and citizens all play a role in sampling lake water quality. As part of the MPCA's Advanced Citizen Lake Monitoring Program (CLMP+), Rod Gronseth measured water quality at two sites in East Sunburg Lake from May through September in 2010 and June through September in 2011. East Sunburg Lake is located in Kandiyohi County, approximately 1.3 miles southwest of Sunburg, Minnesota. It is 213 acres in size, and has a maximum depth of 4 meters (13 feet). The CLMP+ volunteer measured water transparency, collected temperature and dissolved oxygen profiles weekly, and collected water chemistry samples monthly. This report provides a summary of the water quality data, and of other physical and ecological characteristics, of the lake.
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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (St. Paul, Minnesota)
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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
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