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St. Croix River Watershed

2013

MAGDALENE, S., J. ZIEGEWEID, R. KIESLING, K. JOHNSON, D.R ENGSTROM, AND D. HANSEN. (2013) Lake St. Croix nutrient loading and ecological health assessment. Marine On St. Croix: St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota.

2012

ALMENDINGER, J.E. and ULRICH, J.S. (2012) Applying a SWAT model of the Sunrise River watershed, eastern Minnesota, to predict water-quality impacts from land-use changes. Report to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, 41 pp. View PDF

ALMENDINGER, J.E. and ULRICH, J.S. (2012) Changes in phosphorus loading in the Sunrise River watershed from projected population increases. St. Croix Watershed Research Station Fact Sheet, Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, 2 pp. View PDF

ALMENDINGER, J.E. and ULRICH, J.S. (2012) Reductions in phosphorus loading in the Sunrise River watershed from selected agricultural best management practices (BMPs). St. Croix Watershed Research Station Fact Sheet, Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, 3 pp. View PDF

ALMENDINGER, J.E. and ULRICH, J.S. (2012) Reductions in phosphorus loading in the Sunrise River watershed from changing selected characteristics of developed land. St. Croix Watershed Research Station Fact Sheet, Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, 4 pp. View PDF

ULRICH, J.S. and ALMENDINGER, J.E. (2012) Reductions in phosphorus loading in the Sunrise River watershed from wetland mitigation. St. Croix Watershed Research Station Fact Sheet, Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, 4 pp. View PDF

2010

ALMENDINGER, J. E., ULRICH, J., NIEBER, J. and RIBANSZKY, S. (2010) Constructing a SWAT model of the Sunrise River watershed, eastern Minnesota, pp. 63, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota.

2009

MAGDALENE, S. (2009) Lake St. Croix total phosphorus loading study, pp. 65, Marine on St. Croix, MN, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota.

2008

ALMENDINGER, J. E. (2008) Modeled phosphorus exports from the Willow River watershed, pp. 4, Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, St. Croix Watershed Research Station. View PDF

Magdalene, S. (2008) Site establishment for large rivers water quality monitoring: stage-discharge relationships at selected sites within the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway: Ashland, Wisconsin, U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service, p. 85.

2007

ALMENDINGER, J. E. and MURPHY, M. S. (2007) Constructing a SWAT model of the Willow River watershed, western Wisconsin, pp. 84, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota. View PDF

FERRIN, R. S. and TEAM, S. C. W. R. P. (2007) St. Croix Basin Water Resources Planning Status Report 2007, pp. 45, Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota.

RAMSTACK, J. M., EDLUND, M. B. and ENGSTROM, D. R. (2007) Using wetland environmental histories to develop management strategies for the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, pp. 27.

2005

ALMENDINGER, J.E. and MURPHY, M. (2005) Land-use change and agricultural practices in the Willow River watershed, western Wisconsin, 1992-2004, pp. 28 plus 13 pp of tables and figures, St. Paul, MN., St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota. View PDF

2004

EDLUND, M. B. (2004) Historical trends in phosphorus loading to the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway from permitted point source discharges, 1900-2000, pp. 16.

2003

ALMENDINGER, J. E. (2003) Watershed hydrology of Valley Creek and Browns Creek: Trout streams influenced by agriculture and urbanization in eastern Washington County, Minnesota, 1998-99, pp. iv, 80 pp., ill. maps, diagr., tables. Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota. View PDF

PITT, D. G., ALMENDINGER, J. E., BELL, R. and ROOS, S. (2003) An examination of the relationship between watershed structure and water quality in the Valley Creek and Browns Creek watersheds, pp. iv, 69 p., tables. St. Paul, MN, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota. View PDF

PITT, D. G., BELL, R., WHITED, D. C., ROOS, S. and ALMENDINGER, J. E. (2003) An atlas of watershed structure in the Browns Creek and Valley Creek basins, pp. iii, 46 p. : ill. ; maps, diagr., tables. St. Paul, MN, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota. View PDF

TRIPLETT, L. D., EDLUND, M. B. and ENGSTROM, D. R. (2003) A whole-basin reconstruction of sediment and phosphorus loading to Lake St. Croix: Final project report to the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services, Marine on St. Croix, St. Croix Watershed Research Station.

2001

EDLUND, M. B. and ENGSTROM, D. R. (2001) Diatom analysis of Lake St. Croix sediments for recent and historical phosphorus reconstruction, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

ZAPP, M. J. and ALMENDINGER, J. E. (2001) Nutrient dynamics and water quality of Valley Creek, a high-quality trout stream in southeastern Washington County, pp. 29, Water Resources Science, University of Minnesota.

1999

ALMENDINGER, J. E., Pitt, D.G., Wilson, B.N., Jahnke, E.M., Schottler, S.P., Thommes, K.E., Whited, D.C., and Grubb, S.E. (1999) Monitoring and modeling Valley Creek Watershed: 6. Modeling the effects of urbanization on surface flows and water quality in the Valley Branch Watershed, pp. 55, Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota. View PDF

ALMENDINGER, J. E., Pitt, D.G., Wilson, B.N., Jahnke, E.M., Schottler, S.P., Thommes, K.E., Whited, D.C., and Grubb, S.E (1999) Monitoring and modeling Valley Creek Watershed: 5. Groundwater hydrology and flow model, Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota. View PDF

ALMENDINGER, J. E., Pitt, D.G., Wilson, B.N., Jahnke, E.M., Schottler, S.P., Thommes, K.E., Whited, D.C., and Grubb, S.E (1999) Monitoring and modeling Valley Creek Watershed: 4. An atlas of physiography, hydrology and land use, pp. 62, Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota. View PDF

ALMENDINGER, J. E., Pitt, D.G., Wilson, B.N., Jahnke, E.M., Schottler, S.P., Thommes, K.E., Whited, D.C., and Grubb, S.E. (1999) Monitoring and modeling Valley Creek Watershed: 3. Surface-water hydrology, Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota. View PDF

ALMENDINGER, J. E., Pitt, D.G., Wilson, B.N., Jahnke, E.M., Schottler, S.P., Thommes, K.E., Whited, D.C., and Grubb, S.E. (1999) Monitoring and modeling Valley Creek Watershed: 2. Methods of hydrologic data collection, Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota. View PDF

ALMENDINGER, J. E., Pitt, D.G., Wilson, B.N., Jahnke, E.M., Schottler, S.P., Thommes, K.E., Whited, D.C., and Grubb, S.E (1999) Monitoring and modeling Valley Creek Watershed: 1. Executive summary, Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota. View PDF

ALMENDINGER, J. E., PITT, D. G., WILSON, B. N. Jahnke, E.M., Schottler, S.P., Thommes, K.E., Whited, D.C., and Grubb, S.E (1999) Monitoring and modeling Valley Creek Watershed, pp. 200, St. Paul, Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources. View PDF

1993

Troelstrup, N. H., Jr., Foley, J. L., Engstrom, D. R., and Queen, L. P. (1993) A short paleolimnological history of two riverine impoundments on the St. Croix River: St. Paul, Minnesota, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota, Paleoecology of Sediment Cores, Hudson, Wisconsin, Minnesota-Wisconsin Boundary Area Commission.

Minnesota Lakes and Rivers

2013

LAFRANCOIS, B.M., S. MAGDALENE, D.K. JOHNSON, D. VANDERMEULEN, AND D.R ENGSTROM. (2013) Water Quality Conditions and Trends in the Mississippi National River and Recreational Area 1976-2005. In Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/GLKN/NRTR—2013/691: National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.

2010

CHRISTENSEN, V. G., JONES, P. M., EDLUND, M. B. and RAMSTACK, J. M. (2010) Water quality (2000-08) and historical phosphorus concentrations from paleolimnological studies of Swamp and Speckled Trout Lakes, Grand Portage Reservation, northeastern Minnesota, pp. 53, U.S. Geological Survey.

RAMSTACK, J. M. and EDLUND, M. B. (2010) Historical water quality and ecological change in Ramsey and Washington county lakes, pp. 35. St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota, Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, 55047.

2009

EDLUND, M. B., SHINNEMAN, A. L. C. and RAMSTACK, J. M. (2009) Diatom-inferred TP in MCWD Lakes, pp. 50. View Phase I PDF | View Phase II PDF

2008

RAMSTACK, J. M. and EDLUND, M. B. (2008) Paleolimnological Analysis of Horse Lake and Lotus Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, pp. 30.

RAMSTACK, J. M. and EDLUND, M. B. (2008) Paleolimnological Analysis of Sauk Lake and the Horseshoe Chain of Lakes, pp. 35.

2007

EDLUND, M. B. and RAMSTACK, J. M. (2007) Historical water quality and biological change in Peltier Lake, Anoka County, MN., pp. 19.

Lafrancois, B. M., Vana-Miller, D., and Johnson, S. (2007) Water resources information and issues overview report: Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Minnesota.: Denver, CO., National Park Service, p. 133.

2006

EDLUND, M. B. and RAMSTACK, J. M. (2006) Diatom-inferred TP in MCWD lakes, pp. 33.

2005

EDLUND, M. B. (2005) Using diatom-based analysis of sediment records from central Minnesota lakes for TMDL and nutrient criteria development, pp. 25.

2004

EDLUND, M. B. and KINGSTON, J. C. (2004) Expanding sediment diatom reconstruction model to eutrophic southern Minnesota lakes, pp. 32 + appendix.

HEISKARY, S. A., SWAIN, E. M. and EDLUND, M. B. (2004) Reconstructing historical water quality in Minnesota lakes from fossil diatoms, pp. 8 (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Environmental Bulletin).

2001

ENGSTROM, D. R. (2001) Changes in iron and phosphorus sedimentation in Vadnais Lake 1985-1998. Final Report to Board of Water Commissioners (St. Paul, MN).

ENGSTROM, D. R. and SAROS, J. (2001) A Paleolimnological investigation of trophic change in lakes of the Carnelian-Marine Watershed District. Final report to the MCWD, Stillwater, MN.

2000

ENGSTROM, D. R. and ALMENDINGER, J. E. (2000) Historical changes in sediment and phosphorus loading to the Upper Mississippi River: Mass-balance reconstructions from the sediments of Lake Pepin, St. Paul, MN, Metropolitan Council Environmental Services. View PDF

1999

ENGSTROM, D. R., THOMMES, K. E., BALOGH, S. J., SWAIN, E. B. and POST, H. A. (1999) Trends in atmospheric mercury depostion across Minnesota: Evidence from dated sediment cores from 50 Minnesota lakes, St. Paul, MN, Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources.

Great Lakes Region

2013

Edlund, M.B., and J.R. Hobbs. (2013) Biomonitoring using diatoms and Paleolimnology in the Western Great Lakes National Parks 2011/2012 summary In Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/GLKN/NRTR - 2013/814. Fort Collins, Colorado: U.S. Department of the Interior.

2011

Edlund, M. B., Ramstack, J., Engstrom, D. R., Elias, J., and Lafrancois, B. M., (2011) Biomonitoring Using Diatoms and Paleolimnology in the Western Great Lakes National Parks, Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/GLKN/NRTR—2011/447. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. 196 pp.

Edlund, M.B. and Jude, D.J. (2011) Habitat or Food? The Demise of the Benthic Food Web in Lake Michigan. Final report on Project GLFT 2008.960 submitted to the Great Lakes Fishery Trust from the St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, 55047. 54 pp.

2010

Magdalene, S., Engstrom, D. R., and Elias, J. (2008/2010) Large rivers water quality monitoring protocol, Version 1.0. National Park Service, Great Lakes Network, Ashland, Wisconsin: Fort Collins, Colorado, National Park Service.

2009

Lafrancois, B. M., Watkins, M., and Maki, R. (2009) Water quality conditions and patterns on the Grand Portage Reservation and Grand Portage National Monument, Minnesota: Implications for nutrient criteria development and future monitoring: Fort Collins, Colorado, National Park Service.

2008

Edlund, M. B., Serieyssol, C. A., Kallemeyn, L. W., and Engstrom, D. R. (2008) Determining the Historical Impact of Water-level Management on Lakes in Voyageurs National Park.: Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota, p. 117.

Ramstack, J. M., Edlund, M. B., Engstrom, D. R., Lafrancois, B. M., and Elias, J. E. (2008) Diatom monitoring protocol, Version 1.0. National Park Service, Great Lakes Network: Ashland, Wisconsin, Fort Collins, Colorado, National Park Service, p. 162.

2006

CRANE, T., LAFRANCOIS, B. M., GLASE, J., Romanski, M., Schneider, M., and Vana-Miller, D. (2006) Water resources management plan, Isle Royale National Park, pp. 260.

2005

Lafrancois, B. M., and Glase, J., (2005) Aquatic studies in national parks of the Upper Great Lakes states: past efforts and future directions: Denver, CO., National Park Service, p. 320.

National and International Watersheds

2007

ALMENDINGER, J. E. and MURPHY, M. S. (2007) Problems and solutions in applying SWAT in the Upper Midwest USA., pp. 8. View PDF

2005

Solc, J., Eylands, K., Solc, J. J., Mueller, S., Engstrom, D. R., and Edlund, M. B. (2005) Global warming and greenhouse gases-Subtask 7.2: Pittsburgh, PA, U.S. Department of Energy.

Solc, J., Eylands, K., Solc, J. J., Mueller, S., Engstrom, D. R., and Edlund, M. B.(2005) Subtask 7.2 - Reconstruction of paleohydrologic history of Devils Lake, North Dakota: Pittsburgh, PA, U.S. Department of Energy.

2001

SONINKHISHIG, N. and EDLUND, M. B. (2001) Diatom flora of Buir Nuur and their useas water quality indicators (Buir nuuryn tsakhiurt zamgiin flor tüüniig usny charynindikator bolgon khereglekh ni) Ulaanbaatar, Biological Institute of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota.

2000

JOHNSON, W. C., OSTERKAMP, W. R., ENGSTROM, D. R. and SHAPLEY, M. D. (2000) Using tree rings, lake sediments and ancient shorelines to reconstruct past climate and lake levels for Day County, South Dakota. Region VIII, Denver.

1999

ALMENDINGER, J. E., DONOVAN, J. J., ENGSTROM, D. R. and FRITZ, S. C. (1999) How groundwater mediates drought-induced changes in endogenic carbonate flux to lake sediments in arid regions, EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, AGU 1999 Fall Meeting, 80, F54.