Great Lakes Water Resource Managers' Initiative Resouce Kit


MinnesotaWater Management Program Information:
Minnesota’s water management program is performed by the Department of Natural Resources, which may be accessed at:

Compact Enacting Legislation:
Minnesota’s legislation enacting the Compact may be accessed at:

Impact and Impact Assessment:
Water withdrawals that exceed 10,000 gallons per day or one million gallons per year require a water appropriation permit. Permit applications are evaluated for impacts to natural resources and other water users. Statutes and rules provide for the establishment of resource protection limits including safe yields for groundwater, protection elevations for water basins and protected flows for watercourses. Ambient and permit required monitoring networks provide data on groundwater levels, surface water levels and flows, precipitation and water use that are used to evaluate individual and cumulative impacts.