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The rules are a watershed-wide regulatory structure that ensures a consistent level of resource protection across the watershed as required by the Metropolitan Surface Water Management Act. The District developed rules for:
These rules are effective as of January 1st, 2020. They were adopted to protect the public’s health and welfare as well as the natural resources of the District and are enforceable under Minnesota Statute.
The rules are a watershed-wide regulatory structure that ensures a consistent level of resource protection across the watershed.
Supporting Documents and Maps
Documents to support the permitting process, and high-risk erosion and flood risk maps.
Atlas 14 Nested Distributions
Link to Minnesota Pollution Control Agency salt applicator certification courses, as required by Rule J, subsection 3.8.
State law requires the District to establish water-resource protection standards, then adopt rules and operate a permitting program to help meet the standards. Under Minnesota Statutes section 103D.341, subdivision 1, watershed districts must adopt rules “to accomplish the purposes of [the watershed act] and to implement the powers of the [watershed district] managers.” These purposes include, among others, conservation of water for public uses; controlling erosion and siltation of lakes, streams and wetlands; and protecting water quality in these bodies.
District managers are further authorized to regulate and control the use of water within the watershed district, regulate the use of streams and watercourses to prevent pollution, and regulate the use and development of land in collaboration with municipalities in the watershed.
No, the District will work with its municipal partners and state agencies to avoid duplication of efforts. For example, the District is seeking a general permit from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) so that projects triggering DNR permits and District permits could be permitted by the watershed district.
Our water resources our pressured every day with land and water disturbing activities. The rules are one way for the District to ensure conservation of water for public uses, control erosion and siltation of lakes, streams and wetlands, and protect water quality in these water bodies.
If you have questions about what rules might apply to your project, contact Mat Nicklay at email@example.com or 952-607-6512 ext. 2 or Terry Jeffery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-607-6512 ext. 1.
Projects that impact Minnesota’s water resources are regulated by a variety of state, local, and federal agencies. Check out this useful tool from the MN Department of Natural Resources to help identify other organizations you might need a permit from: Water Related Program Contact.