Lura Lake was placed on the impaired waters list in 2002 following a monitoring program developed by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). A body of water is placed on the impaired waters list (the 303(d) list per the Clean Water Act) when the water body is deemed "unable to support aquatic recreation use" through the evaluation of the water in reference to regional standards. Data collected and observations recorded from the early 1980s through the mid-1990s indicated that Lura Lake consistently maintained high levels of nutrients and overall, a low Secchi disk transparency The MPCA TMDL program provided assistance to the Water Resources Center at Minnesota State University - Mankato (WRC-MSUM), landowners and interested stakeholders in data collection, analysis and TMDL development. Following completion of a TMDL study, TMDL implementation funds will be available to the local government organizations, lake associations, and other entities on a competitive basis.
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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (St. Paul, Minnesota)
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency