What's New

LakeSuperiorStreams receives a
Technical Excellence Award

The LakeSuperiorStreams.org project (formerly called DuluthStreams.org before broadening its scope to include the larger Western Lake Superior Region) received a Technical Excellence Award in recognition of "Outstanding Research in Stream and Lake Restoration, Protection and Management" from the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) at the 25th Anniversary Banquet and Awards Ceremony at the Annual NALMS International Symposium Lake Effects: Exploring the Relationship between People and Water held in Madison, Wisconsin, November 9-11, 2005. NRRI researchers Rich Axler and Elaine Ruzycki presented related papers entitled:

Duluthstreams to Lakesuperiorstreams: Making stormwater and stream data come alive for limnologists, citizens, students, resource agencies and decision-makers
Authors: Rich Axler (NRRI-UMD), Marnie Lonsdale (Duluth Stormwater Utility), Cindy Hagley (Sea Grant-UMD), George Host (NRRI-UMD), Bruce Munson (Education-UMD), Jane Reed (NRRI-UMD), Jesse Schomberg (Sea Grant-UMD), Norm Will (NRRI-UMD), Elaine Ruzycki NRRI-UMD), Jerry Henneck (NRRI-UMD), Nate Meyer (Extension-UM), Todd Carlson and Jerry Walker (Duluth Stormwater Utility).


Estimating sediment and nutrient loads in three Western Lake Superior streams: Continuous turbidity monitoring versus spot sampling and modeling.
Authors: Elaine Ruzycki, Rich Axler, George Host, Jerry Henneck, Norm Will (all NRRI-UMD) and Joe Mayasich (WLSSD).

Axler, Schomberg with awardLakeSuperiorStreams is a collaborative project between NRRI, Sea Grant, the Education Department and Facilities Management at UMD, the City of Duluth, WLSSD, MPCA, the South St. Louis County Soil & Water Conservation District and involves 14 other organizations that now form a Regional Stormwater Protection Team (RSPT). The website LakeSuperiorStreams.org incorporates real-time water quality data from 5 area streams, interpretive information, curricula, case studies and a site design toolkit with the goal of educating contractors, consultants, developers, realtors, students, teachers, homeowners, agencies and decision-makers about the environmental and economic links between our watershed activities, our streams and Lake Superior.

Read a pdf of the abstract (10 KB pdf file).