ACD monitors stream water quality in the majority of streams in Anoka County, as well as tributaries and ditches. The purpose of this program is to detect and diagnose water quality problems that may affect recreation, people or wildlife. We place a particular emphasis on monitoring streams that flow into major recreational lakes or rivers.
The following parameters are tested for each stream or river:
- Dissolved Oxygen (DO)
- Total Phosphorus (TP)
- Total Suspended Solids
Parameters were measured using a HACH Quanta multi-probe and analyzed by an independent laboratory. Funding for this work comes from watershed districts, watershed management organizations, grants, and in-kind support from ACD. This website is a good place for specific water quality information, but you should also check other sources. After searching this website, the other best source of water quality data is the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's website.
To view or download raw data about a particular stream from this website, use our Data Access tool.
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