Resilient Communities Project, University of Minnesota
Students in ESPM 5295 were tasked with the unique assignment of presenting the City of Minnetonka with reliable data on contaminants entering several identified watershed areas. Doing so required gathering our own data and developing our own methodology to determine
sources and amounts of potential biological and chloride contamination in the watersheds and avenues of transit for these sources.
The group of students divided itself into several groups, most significantly into two—one of which took responsibility for creating a methodology for determining biomass loads within an identifiable tree canopy, and the other which created a geodatabase of transit and flow properties within Minnetonka’s infrastructure. This report is a summary of their processes, methods, problems encountered, and final data outputs.
Report completed by students enrolled in ESPM 5295, taught by Paul Bolstad, in fall 2012.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota that convenes the wide-ranging expertise of U of M faculty and students to address strategic local projects that advance community resilience and sustainability. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) and the Institute on the Environment.
Alapati, Gayatri; Baldwin, Patrick; Bogg, Karen; Dunsmoor, Josh; Kaczmarek, Hagen; Kalinosky, Paula; Liddle, Patrick; Mazack, Jane; Niebuhr, Spencer; Taraldsen, Matt; Winzenburg, Lucas; Wynia, Molly.
City of Minnetonka Watershed Analysis.
Resilient Communities Project, University of Minnesota.
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