MN Lake of the Woods phosphorus TMDL draftMinnesota’s plan to cut phosphorus entering Lake of the Woods was submitted to US EPA for review last fall as the first step in the approval process. Unfortunately, the US federal government shut down last winter caused a delay. The MPCA is currently responding to the federal review, prior to taking the plan forward through a formal public consultation period, anticipated for later this summer. At the time of this writing, the schedule has not been determined. We’ll keep you informed via the Foundation’s website and e-news about progress on the Minnesota plan and opportunities for public input. Watch for word coming out for public meetings in Minnesota (International Falls, Baudette and Warroad) and a WebEx online conference for folks in Canada and others who cannot attend in person.

A copy of the draft TMDL report can be downloaded here