DNR Hydrography - Lakes of Phosphorus Sensitivity Significance

This layer was created to identify <B>Lakes of Phosphorus Sensitivity Significance (LPSS)</B> within Minnesota. Available lake data were analyzed to classify lakes based on sensitivity to nutrient pollution. <br/><br/>Phosphorus sensitivity was estimated for each lake by predicting how much water clarity would be reduced with additional phosphorus loading to the lake. A phosphorus sensitivity significance index was formulated to prioritize lakes as they relate to Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's (MPCA) policy objective of focusing on <q>high quality, unimpaired lakes at greatest risk of becoming impaired.</q> The phosphorus sensitivity significance index, which is a function of phosphorus sensitivity, lake size, lake total phosphorus concentration, proximity to MPCA's phosphorus impairment thresholds, and watershed disturbance, was used to determine the lake's Priority Class.<br/><br/>The goal of this list was to objectively prioritize lakes based on their sensitivity to phosphorus pollution. Lakes identified as nutrient-impaired or proposed for nutrient impairment listing are also included.<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_lakes_phosphorus_sensitivity/metadata/Lakes of Phosphorus Sensitivity Significance 20170418.pdf" target=_blank>Lakes of Phosphorus Sensitivity Significance - 04/18/2017</a> (pdf, 1.8 MB)

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Last Updated June 22, 2017, 10:02
Created September 16, 2015, 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_lakes_phosphorus_sensitivity/metadata/metadata.html
dsModifiedDate 2017-06-22 00:21:06
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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