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

Friday, June 11, 2021
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Online WebEx Meeting
Password, if needed: GWMA

Phone access:
United States Toll: 1-415-655-0003
Access code: 187 068 0601

The public are invited to attend.

Individuals with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the meetings, please contact Dan Miller at 651-259-5731 or [email protected] (link sends email)by Wednesday, May 26, 2021, or call using your preferred Telecommunications Relay Provider.

Meeting Materials

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
[email protected]

Advisory Team Meeting Information

Advisory Team
Advisory Team Meeting Agendas


Advisory Team Meeting Summaries


Project Updates and Information



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