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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: floodplain management and drainage alterations, erosion prevention and sediment control, wetland and creek buffers, dredging and sediment removal, shoreline and streambank stabilization, waterbody crossings and structures, appropriation of public surface waters, appropriation of groundwater, and stormwater management.

These rules are effective as of January 1, 2015 with revised rules going into effect on Oct. 1 2018. There 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.


Supporting documents

Atlas 14 Nested Distributions

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