Lake Benefit:Cost Assessment

This dataset was formulated to rank lakes as they relate to the state's priority of focusing on <q>high-quality, high-value lakes that likely provide the greatest return on investment.</q> For each lake, a benefit:cost assessment priority score was calculated. This score is a function of phosphorus sensitivity (see Lakes of Phosphorus Sensitivity Significance (LPSS) dataset), lake size, and catchment disturbance. Lakes were then grouped based on this score and assigned a priority rating. <br/><br/>Many Minnesota lakes have not been sampled for lake phosphorus, and this list will be periodically revised as additional data become available.<br/><br/><b> For a detailed description of criteria and analysis used, see: </b> <a href="ftp://ftp.gisdata.mn.gov/pub/gdrs/data/pub/us_mn_state_dnr/env_lake_benefit_cost_assessment/metadata/Lake Benefit Cost Assessment 2018.pdf" target=_blank>Lake Benefit:Cost Assessment Score (LBCA) - 05/14/2018</a> (pdf, 476 KB)

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Last Updated May 30, 2018, 10:02
Created May 30, 2018, 10:02
dsAccessConst None
dsCurrentRef Fish IBI scores are updated through 2011.
dsMetadataUrl ftp://ftp.gisdata.mn.gov/pub/gdrs/data/pub/us_mn_state_dnr/env_lake_benefit_cost_assessment/metadata/metadata.html
dsModifiedDate 2018-05-30 01:42:13
dsOriginator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - Ecological and Water Resources (EWR)
dsPurpose To support planning, natural resource management, research and other resource protection-related activities.

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