Fish Lake Nutrient Impairment TMDL and Schwanz Lake Nutrient Management Plan

This TMDL document combines assessments of the nutrient load reductions needed for Fish and Schwanz lakes to meet Minnesota water quality standards. The specific sources of nutrients, target reductions from each source, strategies to achieve the reductions, and the approaches to meeting applicable water quality standards for each lake are discussed. To address the issues affecting water quality in Fish and Schwanz lakes, the City of Eagan invited a group of stakeholders including watershed residents as well as representatives from the City of Inver Grove Heights, Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District, Gun Club Lake Watershed Management Organization, Metropolitan Council, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), Mn/DOT, and MPCA. The general process was to evaluate the current water quality in each lake, estimate actual loadings and the load allocation necessary for each lake to meet state standards for NCHF Ecoregion shallow lakes, and develop a strategy to improve/protect water quality and biological habitat within the lakes consistent with those state standards.
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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (St. Paul, Minnesota)
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