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Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park


  Partnership Projects in Voyageurs National Park



  • 1999 - Assess Water Quality of Lakes and Streams
  • 2001 - Mercury Cycling in Small Lakes
  • 2001 - Assessment of Effects of Changes in Reservoir Operations on Trophic-State Indicators
  • 2008 - Nutrient Cycling and Relation to Changes in Water Levels for Kabetogama Lake
  • 2011 - Calculation of Streamflow and Nutrient Loading between Namakan Lake and Kabetogama Lake Using Index-Velocity Methods
  • 2012 - Assess Changes in Trophic State in Voyageurs National Park Lakes after Implementation of a Revised Water Level Management Plan
  • 2013 - Examining Trends in Mercury in Small Lakes in Voyageurs National Park
  • 2014 - Assessing drivers of fish mercury body burdens to inform a decision regarding water level management for Voyageurs National Park lakes
  • 2015 - Comparing Trace Metal Concentrations in Water and Pectoral Fin Rays to Assess Lake Sturgeon Populations in Voyageurs National Park, MN

Publications:

Brigham, M.E., Sandeheinrich, M.B., Gay, D.A. Maki, R.P., Krabbenhoft, D.P. and Wiener, J.G. 2014, Lacustrine Responses to Decreasing Wet Mercury Deposition Rates-Results from a Case Study in Northern Minnesota, Environmental Science and Technology, 48(11) 6115-6123, doi: 10.1021/es500301a.

Christensen, V.G. and Maki, R.P. 2015, Trophic State in Voyageurs National Park lakes before and after implementation of a revised water-level management plan. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA), DOI:10.1111/jawr.12234

Christensen, V.G., Maki, R.P. and Kiesling, R.L. 2013, Evaluation of internal loading and water level changes: implications for phosphorus, algal production, and nuisance blooms in Kabetogama Lake, Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota, Lake and Reservoir Management, 29(3) 202-215, doi: 10.1080/10402381.2013.831148.

Christensen, V.G., Maki, R.P. and Kiesling, R.L. 2011, Relation of nutrient concentrations, nutrient loading, and algal production to changes in water levels in Kabetogama Lake, Voyageurs National Park, northern Minnesota, 2008–09: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011–5096, 50 p.

Christensen, V.G., Payne, G.A. and Kallemeyn, L.W. 2004. Effects of changes in reservoir operations on water quality and tropic-state indicators in Voyageurs National Park, northern Minnesota, 2001-03. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigation Report 2004-5044. 42 p.

Goldstein, R.M., Brigham, M.E., Steuwe, L. and Menheer, M.A. 2003. Mercury data from small lakes in Voyageurs National Park, northern Minnesota, 2000-02. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-480. 18 p.

Payne, G.A. 2000 Water quality of lakes in Voyageurs National Park, northern Minnesota, 1999. U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4281, 12 p.

Wiener, J.G., Knight, B.C., Sandheinrich, M.B., Jeremiason, J.D., Brigham, M.E., Engstrom, D.R., Woodruff, L.G., Cannon, W.F. and Balogh, S.J. 2006. Mercury in soils, lakes, and fish in Voyageurs National Park (Minnesota): Importance of atmospheric deposition and ecosystem factors. Environmental Science and Technology, 40(20), 6261-6268, doi: 10.1021/es060822h.

Woodruff, L.G., Sandheinrich, M.B., Brigham, M.D. and Cannon, W.F. 2009, Impact of wildfire on levels of mercury in forested watershed systems—Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5151, 19 p. with appendixes.

 

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