An update of the VLAWMO Watershed Management Plan (Plan) is required by December 31st, 2016. The Plan includes management standards and procedures for surface water, wetland, and groundwater issues. The Plan will meet all existing and proposed requirements of Minnesota Rules Chapter 8410, 8420 and 4720.5100 – 4720.5590, Minnesota Statutes 103B, 103D and 471.59. The plan will clearly identify goals, policies, priority concerns, and a strong focus on implementation activities for the Watershed for 2017-2026.
Our goal is to have one plan for the whole watershed that provides clear direction for the next ten years of watershed management with the flexibility to rapidly adapt to evolving needs and partnership opportunities.
Through a series of comment periods, reviews, and approvals by agencies such as the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, the VLAWMO Water Plan is complete. While this page will serve as a reference to the plan, the plan will soon be influencing VLAWMO's work from behind the scenes.
The executive summary provides a brief look into the 2017-2026 comprehensive water plan, outlining the priority issues, goals and strategies. Priority issues define the top concerns in the watershed community, while the goals and strategies explain how these concerns will be met.
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Priority Issues describe an existing or anticipated problem or identify a specific resource or area targeted for management (for preservation or improvement). VLAWMO staff, Board of Directors, and Technical Commission has identified the following Priority Issues for the 2017-2026 Watershed Management Plan:
Aug 20th, 2015 2:00 pm
Join us at an open house to give us your thoughts about VLAWMO's direction for the next 10 years.