ID#: 8572
This historic image depicted a large weir that had been installed at a Morgan Park, Minnesota waterway near Duluth, in order to measure wastewater flow, during the 1929 St. Louis River environmental investigation. The weir method is a way of determining the volume of a fluid by measuring its flow. This study, and later studies in 1948, and 1973, showed a progressive deterioration of the water quality in the river, as well as in nearby Spirit Lake. As one of a series of instructional images, used by the Minnesota Board of Health to train its state public health workers, the purpose of the photographs, and the accompanying training, was focused on protecting water supplies from toxic contamination due to the discharge of industrial pollution.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Minnesota Department of Health, R.N. Barr Library; Librarians Melissa Rethlefsen and Marie Jones
Creation Date: 1929
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Links: Minnesota Health Department
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.