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, May 29, 2020
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Online Meeting: Webex
Password: GWMA
Phone access:
United States Toll: +1-415-655-0003
Access code: 962 801 989

The public are invited to attend.

Individuals with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Dan Miller at 651-259-5731 or [email protected] by Friday, May 22, 2020 or call using your preferred Telecommunications Relay Provider.

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

Project Updates and Information



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