Water Management Plan

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2019 update

CCWMO staff are in the process of updating the Water Management Plan. Visit the 2019 draft plan page. 

2010 Plan

The goal of the Water Management Plan is to protect, preserve and manage surface and groundwater systems in the midst of rapid growth and intensive agricultural activity within the water management organization's boundaries.  It is a ten-year planning document that guides the organization's activities. The plan is divided into the following chapters: Land and Water Resource Inventory, Major Issues, Implementation Program, Administration, and Appendices.  

The Plan is required under MN statute 103B.231 for Watershed Management Organizations (WMOs) within the metropolitan area.  The County assumed control as the WMO authority in 1996 and adopted its first Water Management Plan in 2001. The updated 2010 Plan was adopted by the County Board on Oct. 26th, 2010.

Entire Plan (file size may be large)


Cover & Table of Contents

Executive Summary
This section provides an introduction to the Draft Plan and summarizes each chapter of the plan.

Land and Water Resource Inventory 
This chapter contains detailed information regarding land and water resources within the Carver County Watershed Management Organization boundaries. Information is grouped into four primary categories: physical environment, biological environment, human environment, and hydrologic systems.

Major Issues
This chapter presents background information, goals, policies, and implementation strategies for the eleven identified issue areas.

  1. Introduction
  2. Surface Water Management
  3. Impaired Waters and TMDL Approach
  4. Urban Stormwater Management
  5. Wetland Management 
  6. Agricultural Practices
  7. Sanitary Sewer Discharges 
  8. Upland Natural Resources 
  9. Groundwater Management 
  10. Solid and Hazardous Waste 
  11. Education Program
  12. Monitoring and Assessment 

Implementation Plan

This chapter contains a summary of the implementation program. Implementation is carried out through three main areas: Programs, Cost Share Projects, and Capital Projects. The implementation plan discusses responsible parties, costs, and funding mechanisms.

This chapter contains information on the authority and organization of the CCWMO. It also contains information on local plan content requirements and review procedures, watershed management plan amendment procedures, and information on financing and funding mechanisms.


Appendix A: Public Involvement Process
This appendix summarizes the process used to develop the plan, including the entities that contributed to the development and review of the Draft Plan and the types of outreach used to reach each audience. It also includes information on the formal review process.

Appendix B: Infiltration Rates and Surficial Geology Data
This appendix summarizes concept design infiltration rates and surficial geology information. 

Appendix C: Wetland FVA Methodology
This appendix summarizes the process used to assess wetland functional values in the CCWMO. 

Appendix D:  Cost Share Program Criteria
This appendix includes the selection criteria for the cost share programs described in Chapter 5.

Appendix E: 2001 Plan Evaluation
This appendix includes an evaluation of the CCWMO's success in implementing the 2001 Water Plan.

Appendix F: Acronym List & Glossary
This appendix contains a list of acronyms used in the plan and a glossary for technical terms found in the plan.

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