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Comments solicited on Water Management Plan amendment by Sept. 20

The District is in the process of amending its Third Watershed Management Plan (hereinafter "Plan") approved in 2011 and amended in 2015 (see right-hand column). The current amendment process is in response to requests from the District's Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to align the Plan with water governance documents in the municipalities within the District and adjacent watershed management organizations. This amendment focuses on the standards in Section 3 and implementation Program in Section 4; it also revises sections with outdated laws and completed projects.

The 60-day Draft Plan is provided below in Sections for review and comment.

Deletions now included for comparison

Unfortunately, on first posting of the 60-day Draft Plan, below, deletions from the old plan were omitted. For comparison's sake, as of 8/11/2017 Draft Plan sections include strike-through text of deleted material.

The 60-day comment period on the Plan ends September 20, 2017. Please email your comments, or any questions or concerns, to Linda Loomis (naiadconsulting@gmail.com), Della Schall Young (della@youngecg.com) or Steve Christopher (steve.christopher@state.mn.us).

  1. Executive Summary Draft
  2. Amended Plan, Section 1 Draft
  3. Amended Plan, Section 2 Draft
  4. Amended Plan, Section 3 Draft
  5. Amended Plan, Section 4 Draft
  6. Amended Plan, Section 5 Draft
  7. Amended Plan, Section 6 Draft
  8. Appendix K: Draft Standards

TAC meetings produced documents for Water Management Plan Amendment

The District's Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) met this spring to make suggestions for a new Watershed Management Plan and communicate these suggestions to the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR), as follows.

Stakeholder/Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meetings

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