Public comment open for draft Water Management Plan until June 21st, 2019
View draft plan The Carver County Water Management Organization
The Carver County Water Management Organization is responsible for managing lakes, rivers and wetlands within its boundaries. Responsibilities include planning, funding, regulating, educating and implementing the
Carver County Water Management Plan.
The water management organization's area covers 320 square miles, includes 35 lakes larger than 10 acres, and 365 miles of stream, and includes the following watersheds.
Bevens Creek watershed
Carver Creek watershed
East Chaska Creek watershed
West Chaska Creek watershed
Parts of the Pioneer Sarah watershed
Parts of the Crow River watershed
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Protecting, preserving & managing surface water & groundwater in the midst of rapid growth and intensive agricultural activity.
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