This Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study addresses a nutrient impairment in Bald Eagle Lake (62-0002). The goal of this TMDL is to quantify the pollutant reductions needed to meet State water quality standards for nutrients. Bald Eagle Lake is located primarily in White Bear Township in Ramsey County, Minnesota but also extends into the City of Hugo in Washington County and the City of Lino Lakes in Anoka County in the Upper Mississippi River watershed. It is a highly used recreational water body with an active fishery and provides other aesthetic values as well. The drainage area to the lake is 10,835 acres of land that is predominantly single family residential and undeveloped land cover with a large proportion of wetlands. The drainage area contains portions of White Bear Township within which most of the lake is located, but also includes portions of the cities of Hugo, Grant, Dellwood, White Bear Lake, and Lino Lakes. The outlet for Bald Eagle Lake is (a channel at the north end of the lake where it flows into Clearwater Creek. Water quality is considered moderately degraded, with the lake still viewed as a popular resource for recreational activities by riparian land owners as well as the general public.
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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (St. Paul, Minnesota)
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