The LRRWMO 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

Excerpts from recent Anoka Conservation District annual water reports that include LRRWMO monitoring and other projects:

Lower 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. We hire that agency to carry out the monitoring tasks.

    Summary of Recent Monitoring
2015 2016 2017 2018

Lake Level Monitoring

Itasca

Round

Rogers

Sunfish

Itasca

Round

Rogers

Sunfish

Itasca

Round

Rogers

Sunfish

Itasca

Round

Rogers

Sunfish

Lake Water Quality Monitoring

 

Round

Sunfish

Sunfish

Sunfish

Stream Water Quality Monitoring

Rum R: Anoka Dam

Rum R: CR7

Rum R: Anoka Dam

Rum R: CR7

Rum R: Anoka Dam

Rum R: CR7

 

Rum R: CR7  
Stream Biomonitoring
Rum River (behind Anoka High School with student involvement)

Rum River (behind

Anoka High School

with student involvement)

Rum River (behind

Anoka High School

with student involvement)

Rum River (behind

Anoka High School

with student involvement)

Wetland Hydrology Monitoring

AEC

Lake Itaska

Trails

Rum Central

AEC

Lake Itaska

Trails

Rum Central

AEC

Lake Itaska Trails

Rum Central

AEC

Lake Itaska Trails

Rum Central

 

Find out more about native gardens, raingardens, and shoreline stabilization by visiting the Blue Thumb website.
Lower Rum River watershed map with parcels
Meeting Schedule

Generally, the LRRWMO meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 8:30 am at the Anoka City Hall. Meetings for 2018: January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 12, September 20, October 18, November 2 @ 8:00am, November 15 and December 20.

Agenda & Minutes
WMO Mailing Address
LRRWMO c/o Anoka City Hall 2015 First Avenue, Anoka, MN 55303
See individual board members