Water Monitoring

The District has monitored its lakes and streams since its inception. It participates in the Metropolitan Council’s Watershed Outlet Monitoring Program (WOMP) for both Carnelian and Silver Creeks.

With the inclusion of the Marine Watershed Management Organization area, the District assumed responsibility for over 20 spring creeks tributary to the St. Croix River and now monitors a total of 31 lakes and is gradually increasing the number of streams under its monitoring program. The trends established through monitoring become instrumental in both setting priorities and evaluating performance of its Focused Watershed Management Program.