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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

  • 2016 - Using Molecular Tools to Understand and Predict Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Bloom Toxicity in Kabetogama Lake, Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota

  • 2018 - Rapid-Assessment Test Strips for Determining Cyanotoxin Presence in Algal Blooms

  • 2019 - Cyanotoxins in Fish: Assessing the Risk

  • 2021 - Rapid Response Strategy for Potential Toxin Exposures from HABs in Coastal and Shoreline Areas of National Parks

  • 2021 - Using water level management to reduce cyanobacterial bloom toxicity

  • 2021 - Diel Variation of Cyanotoxins: Are Potent Neurotoxins a Risk Outside of Daylight Hours?


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., 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.

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., 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. 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, Victoria G., Wakeman, E.S., and Maki, R.P., 2016, Discharge and Nutrient Transport between Lakes in a Hydrologically Complex Area of Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota, 2010-2012, Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) 1–14. DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.12412.

Christensen, V.G., Larson, J.H., Maki, R.P., Sandheinrich, M.B., Brigham, M.E., Kissane, Claire, and LeDuc, J.F., 2017, Lake levels and water quality in comparison to fish mercury body burdens, Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota, 2013–15: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5175, 17 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165175

Christensen, V.G. and LaBounty, A.E., 2018, A History of Trade Routes and Water-Level Regulation on Waterways in Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota, USA: World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018, p. 125-135, https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784481394.014

Christensen, V.G., Maki, R.P., and LeDuc, J.F., 2018, Voyageurs National Park: Water-Level Regulation and Effects on Water Quality and Aquatic Biology: World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018, p. 185-194.

Christensen, V.G., Maki, R.P., Stelzer, E.A., Norland, J.E., and Khan, Eakalak, 2019, Phytoplankton community and algal toxicity at a recurring bloom in Sullivan Bay, Kabetogama Lake, Minnesota, USA. Sci Rep 9, 16129 (2019).

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.

Ziegeweid, J.R., Enriquez, O.R., Maki, R.P., Shaw, S.L., Love, S.A., and Windels, S.K., 2019, Ratios of strontium to calcium measured in pectoral fin rays of lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) captured in the lakes and rivers of Namakan Reservoir, Minnesota, United States and Ontario, Canada, 2007-15: U.S. Geological Survey data release.

 

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