Groundwater Management

Groundwater Management Areas

North & East Metro Groundwater Management Area

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Washington and Ramsey counties, along with portions of Anoka and Hennepin counties have been designated as the North and East Metro Groundwater Management Area (GWMA).

This designation allows a more comprehensive and focused approach to ensuring that groundwater supplies remain adequate to meet human needs, while protecting lakes, streams and wetlands.

Upcoming Meetings

North & East Metro GWMA Advisory Team Meeting
Friday, May 4, 2018
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

DNR Central Office - Front Lobby/Gallery Area
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155

The public is invited to attend.

Management Plan

North & East Metro GWMA Plan
This plan will guide the DNR's efforts to manage groundwater appropriations sustainably in this area over the next five years.

Download the plan 

Groundwater Model

A groundwater model for the North and East Metro Groundwater Management Area was developed to help understand how pumping affects aquifers and lake levels within the area. The report is available for review.


Project Manager:
Dan Miller

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