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Assessment of nutrients and suspended sediment conditions in and near the Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge, Northwest Minnesota, 2008–2010

Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5112

Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Abstract

In response to concerns about water-quality impairments that may affect habitat degradation in Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge in northwest Minnesota, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service collected streamflow data, discrete nutrient and suspended- sediment samples, and continuous water-quality data from 2008 to 2010. Constituent loads were estimated for nutrients and suspended sediment using sample data and streamflow data. In addition, a potential water-quality and streamflow monitoring program design was developed for Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge. Results from this study can be used by resource managers to address identified impairments and protect wildlife habitat and public water supply, and may contribute toward developing more effective water-management plans for Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Assessment of nutrients and suspended sediment conditions in and near the Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge, Northwest Minnesota, 2008–2010
Series title:
Scientific Investigations Report
Series number:
2012-5112
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
North Dakota Water Science Center
Description:
viii, 45 p.; ill. (col.); col. maps
First page:
i
Last page:
45
Number of Pages:
56
Time Range Start:
2008-01-01
Time Range End:
2010-12-31
Country:
United States
State:
Minnesota
Other Geospatial:
Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N