We Need You!

Many lakes and streams only have two years worth of data, but at least 10 years of data are needed to determine trends. Please consider becoming a Citizen Monitor through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's volunteer monitoring program!

Lake Reports

Interested in learning more? RMB Environmental Laboratory created reports for several Kettle River Watershed Lakes along with a county wide report.

2016-2017 Water Monitoring

Monitoring Our Lakes and Streams

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Ten lakes and five stream sites in the Kettle River Watershed were monitored by local volunteers, our Conservation Corps Apprentice and the Carlton SWCD.  The monitoring was funded by a Surface Water Assessment Grant (SWAG) through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). The collected data will be used to assess the overall health of the watershed.   

Lakes

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Merwin, Bob, Kettle, Twentynine, Bear, Hanging Horn, Little Hanging Horn, Echo, Moose and Coffee lakes were monitored.

Rivers

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The Kettle, Split Rock and Moose Horn Rivers were all monitored as part of this project.