Water Quality and Water Plan

Protecting Our Resources

Water is the centerpiece of Crow Wing County. Our health, safety, and general welfare are all influenced in a large degree by our water resources. Protecting these resources is the primary purpose of our Environmental Services office. One of the ways we accomplish this is through effective water planning. Water planning is simply identifying what works best to protect and enhance Crow Wing County’s water resources. 2014 Water Protection Report

Make a Difference for Your Lake.

We believe that landowners want to "do the right thing" to protect and manage their resources.  The toolbox shows the range of local, state, and federal resources available to assist you.  Whether that is a simple site visit, a plan to better manage your forest, funding to restore a shoreline, or guidance in setting aside areas for conservation purposes, we're here to help!

Lake Water Quality & Watershed Information Map - A map showing the lake water quality trend for the larger lakes in Crow Wing County.  Users can click on the lake to pull up additional information, including links to water quality reports and factsheets as well as the lake association website.

Resources

Select a brochure below to view/download.

Brochure cover for managing our surfacewater and watersheds showing an aerial picture of crow wing county
Brochure cover for ag land management showing a farm field with hay bales
Brochure cover for preventing aquatic invasive species showing varies types of invasive species
Brochure cover for small lake management showing a lake from ground level with shoreline and trees in background
Brochure cover for private forest management showing a forest with a walking path
Brochure cover for caring for our groundwaters showing a person’s cupped hands under a small waterfall


Pine River One Watershed, One Plan

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Crow Wing County Water Plan

The Crow Wing County Land Services Department has been delegated authority by the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners to update and revise the Local Comprehensive Water Management Plan. This update and revision process includes an indentification of local priority water resouces concerns, objectives, and actions for implementing the plan. The plan also targets specific surface and ground water resources to focus implementation efforts on. A watershed based model was used that classified each watershed by the amount of protected land (public ownership, lakes, rivers, easements, wetlands on private lands) as well as by risk factor and water plan priority.

The Water Plan

Appendix

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Additional Information

Crow Wing County distributes an electronic quarterly water plan newsletter.

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