Lake of the Woods
Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)
A TMDL study calculates the maximum amount of a pollutant a
waterbody can withstand. It also identifies necessary
reductions and allocates them to one or more sources.
The end goal of a TMDL study is to develop a plan and potential
starting point for restoration or protection activities.
This project, which began in July 2015, builds on and makes
use of existing data and research, and will result in a study
document available for public review and comment prior to submission
to the United States Environmental Protection Agency for approval.
Current research happening on
the Woods - for more information on
some of the current research, check out these articles from the St.
Croix Watershed Research Station:
"Buoyed By New Clues to Lake of the Woods" -
Field Notes, August 2015
"Unlocking Lake of the Woods" - Field Notes, March 2015
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of the study area.
email@example.com with your general questions.
You may also contact one of the project managers listed below.
Cary Hernandez, MPCA Project Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Mike Hirst, Lake of the Woods SWCD,
Julie Blackburn, RESPEC Project Manager, email@example.com,
October 31, 2016 Meeting
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View the results of the
Public Meeting Survey.
October 2nd, 2015 Meeting
Organizational meeting for the Lake of the Woods TMDL.
a recording of the meeting (may need Java or webex capabilities
Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
Committee Charter - view the draft
November 23, 2016 Meeting.
meeting powerpoint presentation.
This meeting can be viewed by clicking on
the meeting" or
"Download the meeting."
December 21, 2015 Meeting
Powerpoint from December 21, 2015 TAC meeting
November 23, 2015 Meeting
Powerpoint from November 23, 2015 TAC meeting
A linked hydrodynamic, water quality and algal biomass model for a
large, multi-basin lake. 2013. Zhang, et al.
Paleolimnology of the Lake of the Woods southern basin. 2015.
Diffusive Phosphorus Flux and Sediment Characteristics in Big
Traverse, Lake of the Woods. 2015. James.
Lake of the Woods Nutrient Mass Balance, Phase 1. 2014. Edlund, et
Lake of the Woods - Rainy River Basin Land Cover 1990 and 2010.
2015. Olmanson. and
Estimation of Internal Phosphorus Loading Contributions to the Lake
of the Woods, MN. 2012. James.