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Waters of the State (Minnesota Statutes: Chapter 103G)

Type of law
Legislation
Date of original text
Source

Abstract
This Chapter of the Minnesota Statutes concerns waters of the state of Minnesota. Specifically, it provides for the authority of the commissioner of natural resources; water conservation program; cooperation with other agencies; representing state in water issues; enjoining water-flow interference outside state; commissioner's authority to investigate and construct projects; director's authority; venue of certain actions; public waters designation and use; public waters inventory; effect of public waters designation; draining public waters prohibited without replacement; agricultural use of public waters during drought; driftless area and water resources; draining public waters wetlands; contractor's responsibility when work drains or fills wetlands; replacement of wetlands; wetland value replacement plans; local comprehensive wetland protection and management plans; wetland creation or restoration within pipeline easement; state wetlands and public drainage systems; state conservation easements, wetland bank credit; property owner's use of public waters wetlands; restrictions on access to wetlands; property owner's use of wetlands; controlling noxious weeds; compensation for loss of private use; work affecting public waters; water diversion and appropriation; allocating and controlling waters of the state; water allocation priorities; water supply and management; appropriation and use of waters; installation for water use; water use prohibited without measuring quantities; monitoring to evaluate impacts from appropriations; surface water appropriations; groundwater appropriations; well interference and well sealing; public water supply plans and appropriation during deficiency; statewide drought plan; diverting or draining water for mining; landscape irrigation systems; general permit and procedure; water level, its establishment and control; application to establish lake levels; water level control for landlocked lakes; water level control for public waters with outlet; temporary drawdown of public waters; stipulation of low-water mark; stream gauge data; Big Stone Lake and seasonal water level; control of Mississippi headwater lakes; dam construction and maintenance; hydropower generation; flowage easements; water aeration and deicing; harvesting and controlling aquatic plants; sunken log recovery; stream maintenance program; state's ownership of bed of navigable river; and the Great Lakes Compact.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Repealed
No
Source language

English

Legislation Amendment
No