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Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

The Long Term Resource Monitoring Program

An element of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration - Environmental Management Program

Water Quality

Upper Mississippi River Restoration - Environmental Management Program U. S. Army Corps of Enineers

Focused Research
Habitat suitability
Primary production
Backwater effects
Metaphyton

Nutrient loading

Nutrient loading can have local effects on productivity in the UMRS, as well as cause distant problems associated with delivery to the Gulf of Mexico. LTRMP WQ monitoring data has been used to enhance the study of basin nutrient loading. Focused studies of loading at smaller scales have provided a better understanding of issues at the pool scale.

Watershed patterns in loading for agricultural non-point pollutants based on soil erosion maps. Project Status Report

Loading of agricultural non-point runoff for a tributary in Pool 13. Project Status Report .

Overview of loading in the UMRS. Report Chapter

Sediment and nutrient loading database for the UMRS. Web Report

Suspended sediment budgets for Pool 13 and La Grange Pool. LTRMP Report

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