The Prior Lake – Spring Lake Watershed District’s monitoring program includes a mix of staff-led, volunteer-based, and contracted work which incorporates lake, stream, precipitation and aquatic vegetation monitoring. Data collected in streams and lakes throughout the District is used in order to answer a variety of questions like: How is the water quality changing over time? How does the quality in this stream affect the quality of that lake? How does the quality of this lake compare to other lakes? Is this goal a realistic goal? What are some ways we can try to improve the quality of water?
PLSLWD staff monitor the watershed’s streams and lakes from early spring to late fall. Follow the heading links below to learn more about the District’s monitoring programs, including:
Flow and Level
The Ferric Chloride Treatment System Monitoring
Lake Level Monitoring
Lake Profile Monitoring
Citizen-Assisted Monitoring Program (CAMP)
Ice-Over & Ice-Out
Aquatic Vegetation Surveys
Automated Vegetation Density Mapping (BioBase)
Rain and snow fallPhysical characteristics, reports, and studies on specific Waterbodies can be found here.