Lake Michigan Phosphorus Loading

Purpose

Lake Michigan Phosphorus Loading Study is designed to study Phosphorus loads to Lake Michigan from major tributaries. Approximately 24 samples are collected on a flow weighted basis from 5 major tributaries. Rivers included in the study are the Menominee, the Fox, the Manitowoc, the Sheboygan and the Milwaukee.

Objective

The objective is to have long term information about the trends in phosphorus loading to Lake Michigan from the rivers contributing the majority of the phosphorus.

Outcome

Data collection began in 2006. We are working with the USGS to calculate initial phosphorus load calculations for the tributaries included in the study.

QA Measures

Run Project Summary Report

Targeted Monitoring
Special Project
LM Phosphorus Load
2006
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Reports and Documents
This spreadsheet includes the sampling schedule, the water chemistry results, and stream flow data for 2007.
The spreadsheet includes the 2006 sampling schedule, water chemistry results, and stream flow data.
A summary of the work completed in 2007.
Lake Michigan Phosphorus Study Stations and Data
This file is an excel spreadsheet that includes the sampling schedule, water chemistry results, and provisional USGS stream flow data for 2009.
PROJECT NAME: Lake Michigan Phosphorus Loading and Great Lakes Phosphorus Loading
This file includes an excel spreadsheet of the data collected in 2008.
 
Activities & Recommendations
Monitor Targeted Area
Approximately 24 samples are collected on a flow weighted basis from 5 major tributaries. Rivers include the Menominee, the Fox, the Manitowoc, the Sheboygan and the Milwaukee.
Nutrient Budget Development
Study Phosphorus loads to Lake Michigan from major tributaries
 
Waters