Helping to Protect our Resources

The URRWMO has a cooperative agreement with the Anoka Conservation District each year to conduct water resources monitoring. This monitoring is aimed at tracking the conditions in lakes and streams, detecting problems before they become severe, and diagnosing the cause of any problems so the most effective corrective measures can be put in place. Generally, even when there are no problems, the monitoring data helps us better understand each of our water ecosystems so that we can manage them properly.

The monitoring tasks have included: Lake Level Monitoring, Lake Water Quality Monitoring, Stream Water Quality Monitoring

Summary of Recent Monitoring
2015 2016 2017 2018
Lake Level Monitoring
Lake George
East Twin Lake
Cooper Lake
Minard Lake
Lake George
East Twin Lake
Cooper Lake
Minard Lake

Lake George
East Twin Lake
Coopers Lake
Minard Lake

Lake George
East Twin Lake
Coopers Lake
Minard Lake

Lake Water Quality Monitoring
     Lake George  
Stream & River Water Quality Monitoring

Seelye Brook at CR 7
Cedar Creek at CR 9
Ford Brook at CR 63
Rum River at CR 24 
Rum River at CR 7

Seelye Brook at CR 7
Cedar Creek at CR 9
Ford Brook at CR 63
Rum River at CR 24
Rum River at CR 7

Seelye Brook at CR 7
Cedar Creek at CR 9
Ford Brook at CR 63
Rum River at CR 24
Rum River at CR 7
Seelye Brook at CR 7
Cedar Creek at CR 9
Ford Brook at CR 63
Rum River at CR 24
Rum River at CR 7
  Biomonitoring

Rum River at Hwy 24, St. Francis High School Students

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Reference Wetlands
Three Reference

Wetland Sites

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Wetland Sites

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Wetland Sites

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Wetland Sites

 

 xcerpts from the Anoka Conservation District's Annual Water Monitoring Reports that include all URRWMO Monitoring:

Upper Rum River Watershed Results (pdf)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

 Detailed descriptions of the methodologies used for each type of monitoring can be found on the Anoka Conservation District's website.

 

 

Helpful Information

Find out more about native gardens, raingardens, and shoreline stabilization by visiting the Blue Thumb Website
Detailed Upper Rum River Watershed Map

Meeting Schedule

Generally, the URRWMO meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7pm, at the Oak Grove City Hall (19900 Nightingale Street NW, Oak Grove) Meetings: June 26, 2018, September 4, 2018, October 30, 2018 January 8, 2019, March 5, 2019 and May 7, 2019

Agenda & Minutes

Contact Details

WMO Mailing Address
Upper Rum River WMO Oak Grove City Hall 19900 Nightingale St. NW Oak Grove MN 55011
WMO Phone
Dan Denno, Chair 763-443-4729