Stream Monitoring Database
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:$50,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:$40,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:$40,000
Source:Clean Water Fund
Start Date:July 2011
Activity Type:Digitization/Online Information Access
Project OverviewThis project will develop a multi-agency stream monitoring database to support storage and sharing of assessment and monitoring data to facilitate data sharing among multiple programs, increase efficiency, and allow for easier public access to data. Because each program often has different reasons or methods for collecting and storing monitoring data, the database must account for each program’s needs while maintaining a common structure where data can be shared. When complete, the database will allow for better access to available data on streams that will better inform watershed management decisions by DNR, MPCA, and external partners.
About the Issue
State agencies collect stream monitoring data for a variety of different purposes in carrying out their mission. However, monitoring data held by each program that could be used by others to better manage streams is located in multiple places, making it difficult to know what data is available and how to access it. A common monitoring database serving multiple programs will help ensure the most efficient and effective use of the data collected by making that information readily available across agencies and other organizations.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resrouces
500 Lafayette Road