Soil and Water Conservation District
Comprehensive Local Water Management Plan
As a general-purpose unit of government, counties, with their planning and land-use authorities, are uniquely positioned to link many land-use decisions with local goals for surface and groundwater protection and management. Through the Comprehensive Local Water Management Act (Act), counties are encouraged to make this link through the development and implementation of comprehensive local water management plans (county water plans).
According to the Act, these county water plans must:
cover the entire area within a county;
address water problems in the context of watershed units and groundwater systems;
be based upon principles of sound hydrologic management of water, effective environmental protection, and efficient management; and
be consistent with local water management plans prepared by counties and watershed management organizations wholly or partially within a single watershed unit or groundwater system.
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Bemidji, MN 56601
218-333-4158 F: 218-333-8486