Average annual stream load of Total Suspended Sediment

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Section 1 Overview
Originator Natural Resources Research Institute, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Title Average annual stream load of Total Suspended Sediment
Abstract This data layer indicates the average annual stream load (tons/year) of Total Suspended Sediment (TSS) in watersheds throughout the state. It was developed at NRRI using data from the MN Pollution Control Agency’s Watershed Pollutant Load Monitoring Network (WPLMN). The WPLMN program began in 2007 and uses water quality and flow data to calculate nutrient and sediment loads and concentrations from 199 major and sub-watersheds across the state. These data can be used for watershed modeling, determining pollutant source contributions, tracking water quality trends, and assessing water quality restoration efforts. Elevated levels of TSS can reduce clarity, impede biological function of many plant and animal species, and transport nutrients and contaminants.
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Bounding Coordinates -97.222158
-90.051693
49.002711
43.513998
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Contact Person Information Kristi Nixon, GIS Specialist
University of Minnesota, Natural Resources Research Institute
5013 Miller Trunk Highway
Duluth, MN  55811
Phone: 218-788-2645
Email: knixon@d.umn.edu
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Section 2 Data Quality
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Section 4 Coordinate System
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Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units meters

Section 5 Attributes
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Average_TSS_4_27_2020
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Site_Name
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Hydstra_ID
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First_Year
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Num_Datase
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AvgMass__k
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AvgMass__t
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Average annual stream load (tons/year) of Total Suspended Sediment
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Basin
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HUC12
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Latitude
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EQuIS_ID
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avmass_ton
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Section 6 Distribution
Publisher Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI)
Publication Date 12/08/2020
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