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Water & Wetlands
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.  2013 Water Protection Report

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Water Plan

2013 Water Plan Update
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.  Water Plan Factsheet

CWC Watershed Protection Approach
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Water Plan Poster

Part 1 Intro 

Part 2 Priority Concerns

Part 3 Implementation Background

Part 4 Implementation - Watershed Classification 1

Part 5 Implementation - Watershed Classification 2 

Part 6 Implementation Priority Maps

Part 7 Mississippi River


Appendix 1  Crow Wing River Watershed Maps

Appendix 1 Mississippi River Brainerd Watershed Maps 1

Appendix 1 Mississippi River Brainerd Watershed Maps 2

Appendix 1 Mississippi River Brainerd Watershed Maps 3

Appendix 1 Mississippi River Sartell & Rum River Watershed Maps

Appendix 1 Pine River Watershed Maps 1

Appendix 1 Pine River Watershed Maps 2

Appendix 2 Large Lake Assessments http://www.crowwing.us/index.aspx?NID=705

Appendix 3 Lake Water Quality Factsheets http://www.crowwing.us/index.aspx?NID=605

Appendix 4 Lakeshore Impervious Surface Research Study http://www.crowwing.us/index.aspx?nid=925

Appendix 5 - DNR Mississippi Report - Part 1

Appendix 5 - DNR Mississippi Report - Part 2

Appendix 5- DNR Mississippi Report - Part 3

Appendix 5 - MHB Mississippi River Water Quality Report

Appendix 6 - Priority Concerns Scoping Document

Crow Wing County distributes an electronic quarterly water plan newsletter. 
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