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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Summary Results

Minnesota (2008)

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    2,755.1 107,417.0
       8.3 282.0
   
                     
                     
                     
                     
    10,287.1 3,481,014.5 678.0
           1,922.7     1,165,700.0     
                     
           7.3          
           8,357.2     2,315,314.5     678.0
              1,198.9     75,486.0     .0
                    7,158.3           2,239,828.5           678.0
13,042.2 3,588,431.5 678.0
91,944.0 4,500,000.0 Unavailable
14.2 79.7 Unavailable

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Summary of Water Quality Assessments for Each Waterbody Type
for Reporting Year 2008


Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Minnesota Rivers and Streams 2008

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All
Rivers and Streams

91,944.0 Miles of Rivers and Streams

Assessed 13,042.2
Unassessed 78,901.8
Total Miles 91,944.0







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Assessed
Rivers and Streams

13,042.2 Miles of
Assessed Rivers and Streams

Good 2,755.1
Threatened .0
Impaired 10,287.1
Total Miles Assessed 13,042.2







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Threatened and Impaired
Rivers and Streams

10,287.1 Miles of
Threatened and Impaired
Rivers and Streams

3,121.5
.0
7.3
7,158.3
Total Threatened and Impaired 10,287.1

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Individual Designated Use Support
Minnesota Rivers and Streams 2008

* Waters assessed for more than one designated use are included in multiple designated use groups below.

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% Good
% Threatened
% Impaired
Class 2a Aquatic Recreation 203.4 50.6 .0 49.4 color.gifcolor.gif
Class 2a Cold Water Aquatic Consumption 116.5 .0 .0 100.0 color.gif
Class 2a Cold Water Aquatic Life 345.6 11.2 .0 88.8 color.gifcolor.gif
Class 2b Aquatic Recreation 3,465.4 22.9 .0 77.1 color.gifcolor.gif
Class 2b Warm Water Aquatic Consumption 3,473.3 .0 .0 100.0 color.gif
Class 2b Warm Water Aquatic Life 8,591.6 40.0 .0 60.0 color.gifcolor.gif
Class 2bd Aquatic Recreation 349.2 68.1 .0 31.9 color.gifcolor.gif
Class 2bd Warm Water Aquatic Consumption 1,122.2 .0 .0 100.0 color.gif
Class 2bd Warm Water Aquatic Life 818.0 36.3 .0 63.7 color.gifcolor.gif
Class 2c Aquatic Recreation 501.5 2.6 .0 97.4 color.gifcolor.gif
Class 2c Warm Water Aquatic Consumption 26.7 .0 .0 100.0 color.gif
Class 2c Warm Water Aquatic Life 1,170.6 32.4 .0 67.6 color.gifcolor.gif
Class 7 Limited Resource Value Waters 27.1 .0 .0 100.0 color.gif

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Causes of Impairment
Minnesota Rivers and Streams 2008

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Turbidity Turbidity color.gif 4,763.7
Mercury in Fish Tissue Mercury color.gif 4,617.1
Fecal Coliform Pathogens color.gif 3,372.0
Fish Bioassessments Cause Unknown - Impaired Biota color.gif 2,076.5
Dissolved Oxygen Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion color.gif 1,221.4
PCB(s) in Fish Tissue Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) color.gif 1,185.8
Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Bioassessments Cause Unknown - Impaired Biota color.gif 539.2
Mercury in Water Column Mercury color.gif 432.0
Arsenic Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 146.5
pH pH/Acidity/Caustic Conditions color.gif 127.3
Chloride Salinity/Total Dissolved Solids/Chlorides/Sulfates color.gif 109.1
Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) in Fish Tissue Toxic Organics color.gif 84.8
Ammonia, Un-ionized Ammonia color.gif 77.7
PCB in Water Column Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) color.gif 43.2
Lack of a Coldwater Assemblage Other Cause color.gif 38.1
DDT Pesticides color.gif 19.1
Dieldrin Pesticides color.gif 19.1
Dioxin (Including 2,3,7,8-TCDD) Dioxins color.gif 12.6
Toxaphene Pesticides color.gif 12.6
Temperature, Water Temperature color.gif 9.6
Acetochlor Toxic Organics color.gif 9.2

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Probable Sources
Minnesota Rivers and Streams 2008

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Atmospheric Deposition - Toxics Atmospheric Deposition color.gif 3,768.7
On-Site Treatment Systems (Septic Systems And Similar Decentralized Systems) Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 1,232.6
Wildlife Other Than Waterfowl Natural/Wildlife color.gif 1,210.7
Manure Runoff Agriculture color.gif 1,200.1
Municipal Point Source Discharges Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 1,101.7
Livestock (Grazing Or Feeding Operations) Agriculture color.gif 1,075.4
Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 753.1
Waterfowl Natural/Wildlife color.gif 663.8
Wastes From Pets Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 605.8
Sewage Discharges In Unsewered Areas Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 588.9
Permitted Runoff From Confined Animal Feeding Operations (Cafos) Agriculture color.gif 567.0
Animal Feeding Operations (Nps) Agriculture color.gif 534.1
Wet Weather Discharges (Non-Point Source) Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 484.3
Land Application Of Wastewater Biosolids (Non-Agricultural) Land Application/Waste Sites/Tanks color.gif 348.2
Rural (Residential Areas) Other color.gif 218.8
Wet Weather Discharges (Point Source And Combination Of Stormwater, Sso Or Cso) Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 191.8
Natural Sources Natural/Wildlife color.gif 153.5
Non-Point Source Unspecified Nonpoint Source color.gif 121.0
Agriculture Agriculture color.gif 89.1
Industrial Point Source Discharge Industrial color.gif 85.8
Impacts From Land Application Of Wastes Land Application/Waste Sites/Tanks color.gif 72.7
Rangeland Grazing Agriculture color.gif 62.7
Septage Disposal Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 24.1
Crop Production (Crop Land Or Dry Land) Agriculture color.gif 21.9
Unspecified Urban Stormwater Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 21.9
Upstream Source Other color.gif 21.9
Sand/Gravel/Rock Mining Or Quarries Resource Extraction color.gif 13.1
Unrestricted Cattle Access Agriculture color.gif 13.1
Unspecified Unpaved Road Or Trail Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 13.1
Yard Maintenance Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 11.2
Salt Storage Sites Land Application/Waste Sites/Tanks color.gif 11.2
Highway/Road/Bridge Runoff (Non-Construction Related) Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 11.2

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Minnesota Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds 2008

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All
Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

4,500,000.0 Acres of Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

Assessed 3,588,431.5
Unassessed 911,568.5
Total Acres 4,500,000.0







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Assessed
Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

3,588,431.5 Acres of
Assessed Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

Good 107,417.0
Threatened .0
Impaired 3,481,014.5
Total Acres Assessed 3,588,431.5







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Threatened and Impaired
Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

3,481,014.5 Acres of
Threatened and Impaired
Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

1,241,186.0
.0
.0
2,239,828.5
Total Threatened and Impaired 3,481,014.5

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Individual Designated Use Support
Minnesota Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds 2008

* Waters assessed for more than one designated use are included in multiple designated use groups below.

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% Good
% Threatened
% Impaired
Class 2b Aquatic Recreation 930,273.0 48.3 .0 51.7 color.gifcolor.gif
Class 2b Warm Water Aquatic Consumption 3,365,857.5 .0 .0 100.0 color.gif

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Causes of Impairment
Minnesota Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds 2008

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Mercury in Fish Tissue Mercury color.gif 3,365,140.5
PCB(s) in Fish Tissue Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) color.gif 1,627,559.5
Nutrient/Eutrophication Biological Indicators Nutrients color.gif 480,679.0
Mercury in Water Column Mercury color.gif 6,968.0
Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) in Fish Tissue Toxic Organics color.gif 1,923.0

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Probable Sources
Minnesota Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds 2008

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Atmospheric Deposition - Toxics Atmospheric Deposition color.gif 1,531,834.5
Non-Point Source Unspecified Nonpoint Source color.gif 1,029.0
Wildlife Other Than Waterfowl Natural/Wildlife color.gif 813.0
Internal Nutrient Recycling Natural/Wildlife color.gif 813.0
Golf Courses Recreation And Tourism (Non-Boating) color.gif 813.0
Unspecified Urban Stormwater Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 813.0
Crop Production (Crop Land Or Dry Land) Agriculture color.gif 813.0
Municipal Point Source Discharges Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 813.0
Waterfowl Natural/Wildlife color.gif 813.0
Livestock (Grazing Or Feeding Operations) Agriculture color.gif 813.0
On-Site Treatment Systems (Septic Systems And Similar Decentralized Systems) Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 813.0
Rural (Residential Areas) Other color.gif 813.0
Littoral/Shore Area Modifications (Non-Riverine) Habitat Alterations (Not Directly Related To Hydromodification) color.gif 813.0
Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 216.0
Yard Maintenance Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 216.0

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Minnesota Wetlands 2008

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Assessed 678.0
Unassessed Unavailable
Total Acres Unavailable







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Assessed
Wetlands

678.0 Acres of
Assessed Wetlands

Good .0
Threatened .0
Impaired 678.0
Total Acres Assessed 678.0







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Threatened and Impaired
Wetlands

678.0 Acres of
Threatened and Impaired
Wetlands

.0
.0
.0
678.0
Total Threatened and Impaired 678.0

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Individual Designated Use Support
Minnesota Wetlands 2008

* Waters assessed for more than one designated use are included in multiple designated use groups below.

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% Good
% Threatened
% Impaired
Class 2d Wetland Aquatic Life 678.0 .0 .0 100.0 color.gif

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Causes of Impairment
Minnesota Wetlands 2008

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Aquatic Plant Bioassessments Cause Unknown - Impaired Biota color.gif 651.0
Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Bioassessments Cause Unknown - Impaired Biota color.gif 61.0

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Probable Sources
Minnesota Wetlands 2008

No probable sources of impairments reported.

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Minnesota Causes of Impairment for Reporting Year 2008


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NOTE: Click on the underlined Cause of Impairment Group to see a list of specific state causes of impairment making up the Cause of Impairment Group. See also Pollution categories summary document (PDF) (20 pp, 557K, About PDF) for brief, non-technical descriptions of general cause categories.
Size of Assessed Waters with Listed Causes of Impairment
Ammonia 77.7
Cause Unknown - Impaired Biota 2,213.8 678.0
Dioxins 12.6
Mercury 4,757.5 3,365,271.5
Metals (other than Mercury) 146.5
Nutrients 480,679.0
Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion 1,221.4
Other Cause 38.1
Pathogens 3,372.0
Pesticides 19.1
pH/Acidity/Caustic Conditions 127.3
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) 1,195.0 1,627,559.5
Salinity/Total Dissolved Solids/Chlorides/Sulfates 109.1
Temperature 9.6
Toxic Organics 94.0 1,923.0
Turbidity 4,763.7

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Minnesota Probable Sources Contributing to Impairments
for Reporting Year 2008

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NOTE: Click on the underlined Probable Source Group to see a list of specific state Probable Sources making up the Probable Source Group.
Size of Assessed Waters with Probable Sources of Impairments
Agriculture 1,323.3 813.0
Atmospheric Deposition 3,768.7 1,531,834.5
Habitat Alterations (Not Directly Related To Hydromodification) 813.0
Industrial 85.8
Land Application/Waste Sites/Tanks 432.1
Municipal Discharges/Sewage 1,283.8 813.0
Natural/Wildlife 1,364.2 813.0
Other 240.7 813.0
Recreation And Tourism (Non-Boating) 813.0
Resource Extraction 13.1
Unspecified Nonpoint Source 121.0 1,029.0
Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater 1,334.5 1,029.0

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Minnesota TMDL Alternatives by Cause of Impairment 2008


No TMDL Alternatives reported.

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Minnesota Previously 303(d)-Listed Waters Now Attaining All Applicable Water Quality Standards

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NOTE: Click on the underlined "Number of Waters Attaining" value for a detailed list of those previously 303(d)-listed waters now attaining all applicable water quality standards.
2004 color.gif 23 28
2006 color.gif 5 5
2008 color.gif 122 123

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Minnesota Causes of Impairment for 303(d) Listed Waters

Description of this table
NOTE: Click on a cause of impairment (e.g. pathogens) to see the specific state-reported causes that are grouped to make up this category. Click on the "Number of Causes of Impairment Reported" to see a list of waters with that cause of impairment.
Nutrients color.gif 329
Mercury color.gif 298
Turbidity color.gif 283
Cause Unknown - Impaired Biota color.gif 150
Pathogens color.gif 147
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) color.gif 143
Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion color.gif 62
Toxic Organics color.gif 21
Pesticides color.gif 13
pH/Acidity/Caustic Conditions color.gif 10
Salinity/Total Dissolved Solids/Chlorides/Sulfates color.gif 6
Ammonia color.gif 5
Other Cause color.gif 4
Dioxins color.gif 3
Algal Growth color.gif 2
Temperature color.gif 1

Total: 1,477 Causes of Impairment

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Minnesota Cumulative TMDLs by Pollutant

This chart includes TMDLs since October 1, 1995.

Description of this table
NOTE: Click on the underlined "Pollutant" value to see associated listed waters for which a TMDL was developed. Click on the underlined "Number of TMDLs" value to see a listing of those TMDLs for the pollutant.
Number of Causes of
Impairment Addressed
Mercury color.gif 1,257 1,279
Phosphorus, Total color.gif 212 286
Fecal Coliform color.gif 121 124
Total Suspended Solids (TSS) color.gif 81 82
Escherichia Coli (E. Coli) color.gif 61 61
Phosphorus color.gif 13 13
Carbonaceous Bod (CBOD) color.gif 10 10
Oxygen Demand color.gif 9 10
Fecal color.gif 7 7
Sediment color.gif 5 8
Nitrogenous BOD (NBOD) color.gif 3 3
Temperature color.gif 3 3
Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) color.gif 2 2
Chloride color.gif 2 2
Ammonia, Total color.gif 1 1
Dissolved Oxygen color.gif 1 1
Sediment Oxygen Demand color.gif 1 1

Total: 1,789 TMDLs; 1,893 Causes of Impairment Addressed


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Minnesota Cumulative Number of TMDLs

EPA Fiscal Year starts October 1 and ends September 30.


Description of this table
NOTE: Click on the underlined "Number of TMDLs Completed" value for a detailed list of the TMDLs for the fiscal year.
2003 color.gif 20 20
2004 color.gif 2 2
2005 color.gif 7 7
2006 color.gif 24 24
2007 color.gif 541 556
2008 color.gif 516 525
2009 color.gif 56 58
2010 color.gif 132 132
2011 color.gif 31 31
2012 color.gif 51 52
2013 color.gif 163 173
2014 color.gif 131 155
2015 color.gif 115 158

Total: 1,789 TMDLs; 1,893 Causes of Impairment Addressed

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