Local Water Management

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(A Natural Resources Block Grant Program)

Comprehensive Local Water Management Plan

Pennington County actively participates in the management of local water resources through a Comprehensive Local Water Plan.  The first Pennington County Water Plan was established and completed in 1990 and has been updated three times since then; 1996, 2002, and in 2010.  Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 110B, allows counties to identify water related issues through the working relationship with the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR).  The county receives state funding through the Natural Resources Block Grant (NRBG) provided by BWSR to implement strategies and work items identified in the Water Plan.