Lower St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Program

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Background and Overview

Since 1972, riverway management has been implemented through state and federal land holdings, easements, as well as the enforcement of local land use zoning regulations, boat speeds.

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Information for Lower St. Croix Riverway Property Owners

Local riverway zoning standards influence what landowners can do with their property. Review frequently asked questions.

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Lower Riverway Land Use Regulations

Local governments with zoning authority along the Lower St. Croix are responsible for adopting and administering zoning ordinances to guide development activities consistent with the Cooperative Management Plan and state rules.

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Dan Scollan, Washington County Area Hydrologist, 651-259-5732
Craig Wills, Chisago County Area Hydrologist, 763-284-7221

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