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National Park Service / US Geological Survey - Water Quality Partnership


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


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., 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., 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 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., 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.

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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