Minnesota DNR Groundwater Management Program's Draft Strategic Plan

Planning for sustainable groundwater use

While DNR's legal responsibility is the management of large users of water, the DNR is also leading all Minnesotans toward sustainable groundwater use through the Draft Groundwater Strategic Plan (GWSP) for DNR's Groundwater Management Programs. The plan proposes strategies to:

  • Improve information about our groundwater resources,
  • reinforce partnerships to provide better support for sustainable groundwater use,
  • improve compliance with existing groundwater regulations
  • assure that permits for large water appropriations provide sustainable supplies of groundwater for future generations
  • concentrate action in areas of high groundwater use and /or limited groundwater supply

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