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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

Publications:

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.

Wiener, J.G., B.C. Knight, M.B. Sandheinrich, J.D. Jeremiason, M.E. Brigham, D.R. Engstrom, L.G. Woodruff, W.F. Cannon, and S.J. Balogh. 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.

Christensen, V.G., G.A. Payne, and L.W. Kallemeyn. 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., M.E. Brigham, L. Steuwe, and M.A. Menheer. 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. (download PDF reader) Water quality of lakes in Voyageurs National Park, northern Minnesota, 1999. U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4281. 12 p.

 

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