Olmsted County Water Management Plan


The Olmsted County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution on June 9, 2009, requiring the update and revision of the Olmsted County Water Management Plan, as authorized under Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 103B.301, the Comprehensive Local Water Management Act. A public hearing was held on July 24, 2012 to take public testimony on the draft plan document, Olmsted County Water Management Plan 2013-2023, and decide whether to send the document on for State review. This hearing was continued to August 14, 2012, at which time the County Board voted to send the draft plan on for State review.

The draft document has been submitted to the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) for the required 60-day period for State agency review and BWSR Board approval. After State approval, the Olmsted County Board of Commissioners will be asked to give final approval to this plan and adopt it.

The draft plan, as well as other supporting documents, can be found on the Olmsted County Environmental Resources Department’s webpage for the Water Management Plan.