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2011 Nutrient Management Initiative Results
2011 Nutrient Management Initiative Results
Yes, Summary, Higher production costs and uncertain commodity prices continue to make it difficult for farmers to manage risk. The Farm Business Management Education program projects the cost to plant an acre of corn on rented ground in southern Minnesota will exceed $850 per acre in 2012. Approximately 25-30% of total input costs go to nutrient applications, or the equivalent of up to 50 bushels per acre. The Nutrient Management Initiative (NMI) is designed to help farmers and crop consultants evaluate nutrient management decisions using the farmer’s actual field conditions. Nutrient comparisons are helping farmers fine-tune the last 15-20% of their application rates and evaluate economic outcomes., Full text
2011 Surface Water Quality Study the City of Minnetonka
2011 Surface Water Quality Study the City of Minnetonka
Summary, This 2011 Surface Water Quality Study (Study) was commissioned by the City of Minnetonka (City) as part of its continuing effort to monitor and manage the water quality of the water resources within its jurisdiction. Barr Engineering Company (Barr) conducted the Study. The Study follows up on five earlier studies (1993 Surface Water Quality Study, Barr 1994; 1999 Surface Water Quality Study, Barr 2000a; and 2002 Surface Water Quality Study, Barr 2003; 2005 Surface Water Quality Study, Barr 2006; 2008 Surface Water Quality Study, Barr 2009) that detail earlier the previous efforts by the City to assess water quality in its lakes, wetlands, and streams. This report summarizes the water quality results for the monitoring conducted from 2009 through 2011. The water quality monitoring work is being done in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the City’s 1999 Water Resources Management Plan (1999 WRMP; Barr 1999a) and the updated 2010 Water Resources Management Plan (2010 WRMP, Barr 2010a)., Full text
2011 Water Quality Monitoring Report
2011 Water Quality Monitoring Report
Yes, Summary, Surface water monitoring sample results presented in the following tables are exclusive to what has been provided in the 2011 MDA Master Surface Water Data Set., Full text
2012 - 2021 Watershed Management Plan Vol II [Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District]
2012 - 2021 Watershed Management Plan Vol II [Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District]
Yes, Summary, This Land and Natural Resource Inventory summarizes the natural resources of the Comfort Lake – Forest Lake Watershed District (the District) including wetlands, lakes, streams, and groundwater. The summaries and figures in this section were completed with the most up-to-date regional data that were readily available in 2010 when this Plan was developed., Full text
2012 - 2021 Watershed Management Plan Volume I
2012 - 2021 Watershed Management Plan Volume I
Yes, Summary, The Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District (CLFLWD) was created in 1999 to help solve and prevent water resource problems over a 49 square mile watershed encompassing drainage to Bone Lake, Forest Lake and Comfort Lake as well as drainage to a number of smaller lakes and streams. Drainage from Comfort Lake, the District’s “outlet”, enters the Sunrise River and ultimately drains to the St. Croix River. The District includes portions of the City of Wyoming, Chisago City, Chisago Lake Township, Franconia Township, the City of Forest Lake and the City of Scandia. The CLFLWD is governed by an appointed, five-member Board of Managers. The Mission of the District is to protect and improve its water resources through adaptive management approaches and education of local stakeholders. This Watershed Management Plan is intended to support that mission as a guide for the activities of the Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District through the year 2021. The Plan outlines the issues the District will address and establishes the goals, objectives and actions the District intends to use to tackle the identified issues over the next ten years. Local water management plan requirements are outlined and build on or bring together existing plans and programs of the municipalities., Full text
2012 Nutrient Management Initiative Results
2012 Nutrient Management Initiative Results
Yes, Summary, The Nutrient Management Initiative (NMI) is designed to help producers and crop consultants evaluate nutrient management decisions using the farmer’s actual field conditions. Nutrient comparisons help farmers fine-tune the last 15-20% of their application rates to maximize economic outcomes and reduce nutrient losses to the environment. Approximately 25-30% of the total input costs to produce a corn crop can go for nutrient applications. This can be equivalent to 50 bu/A of corn to pay for nutrient costs. THis report summarizes the results for the 2012 growing season., Full text
2012 Water Quality Monitoring Report [Minnesota Department of Agriculture Pesticide and Fertilizer Management]
2012 Water Quality Monitoring Report [Minnesota Department of Agriculture Pesticide and Fertilizer Management]
Yes, Summary, This annual report presents groundwater and surface water pesticide data collected by the Monitoring and Assessment unit (MAU) of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Water quality results for 2012, as well as summaries of historical pesticide data, are shown. The report also presents monitoring results for select nutrients and sediment fro samples collected at the same time as the pesticide samples., Full text
2013 Annual Report & News Letter
2013 Annual Report & News Letter
Summary, “To compile a system of well buffered water courses, wetlands and lakes surrounded by an upland where stormwater runoff is managed to reduce volumes, control peak flows and their timing, and minimize pollutant generation and export; and where aquatic resources meet local expectations.” The Scott County Board of Commissioners is the governing body and serves in the capacity of the Scott WMO pursuant to County Board Resolution No. 2000-059, adopted July 11, 2000. The Watershed Planning Commission (WPC) was established as a permanent advisory committee. The WPC works with staff to make recommendations to the WMO Board on matters relating to the Water Resources Plan., Full text
2013 Macroinvertebrate Assessment
2013 Macroinvertebrate Assessment
Summary, In 2013, aquatic macroinvertebrates were colleced in Minnehaha Creek from Lake Minnetonka to the Mississippi River, and five tributary streams to Lake Minnetonka (Figures 2-3). These same sites were monitored in 2003. The overall conclusions are very comparable between the 2003 and 2013 MCWD studies and the 2013 MPCA Assessment of the watershed. The 2013 results show that many of the streams are heavily impacted by urbanization and stream channelization, including Long Lake Creek, Painter Creek, Gleason Creek, and Classen Creek. Long Lake Creek and Painter Creek are listed as impaired by the MPCA (Figure 1). Six Mile Creek showed the best biological community of the Upper Watershed streams, but is still impacted by urbanization. Minnehaha Creek shows fair habitat and biological community diversity in the first 6 sites after Lake Minnetonka, and as it flows through Minneapolis the biological community declines. This shows the effect of urbanization on the creek and it’s biological community. Minnehaha Creek is listed as impaired for chloride, fecal coliform, dissolved oxygen, and macroinvertebrate and fish IBIs (Figure 1). The combination of degraded habitat and poor water quality have affected the biological community in these streams. Stream restoration projects in these areas could show improvement in the biological community. It is helpful to have these data sets as a “before” condition to any future improvements., Full text

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