Groundwater Management Program

Groundwater Management Areas

Straight River Pilot Groundwater Management Area (GWMA)

Portions of southern Clearwater, northeast Becker, southwest Hubbard and northwest Wadena counties have been designated as the Straight River Groundwater Management Area.

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.


Straight River GWMA Draft Plan

The proposed plan will guide the DNR's efforts to manage groundwater appropriations sustainability in this area over the next five years. 

Download the draft plan 



Comments on the Straight River GWMA Draft Plan will be accepted through Thursday, January 7, 2016.





Project Manager: 
Bob Guthrie
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