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Drainage Work Group

Overview

The Drainage Work Group was first established as a stakeholder group to advise the preparation the Public Drainage Ditch Buffer Study, which was published by BWSR in February 2006. This Study Work Group discussed a range of topics regarding buffer strips and drainage and developed a number of consensus recommendations, which are presented in Section 6 of the study report. In 2006, the Study Work Group agreed to continue to meet as the stakeholder Drainage Work Group (DWG), with continued facilitation provided by the BWSR.

The Drainage Work Group has the following purposes:

  • Foster science-based mutual understanding about drainage topics and issues;
  • Develop consensus recommendations for drainage system management and related water management, including recommendations for updating Minnesota Statutes Chapter 103E Drainage and related provisions.

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Associated Documents

Resources for Topic Discussions

This section is intended to support DWG member engagement with topics presently before the Work Group. All resources are placed temporarily and will be removed once discussion on a topic is completed.

Topic: DWG reponse to letter from Clean Water Council Policy Committee

Dr. Karen Gran, University of Minnesota

  • Collaboration for Sediment Source Reduction (CSSR) In the Greater Blue Earth River Basin: Summary of Findings
  • Collaboration for Sediment Source Reduction (CSSR) In the Greater Blue Earth River Basin: Final Report
  • Collaboration for Sediment Source Reduction (CSSR) In the Greater Blue Earth River Basin: Summary of Findings - Presentation at June 2017 DWG Meeting

Dr. Mark Duetschman, PE, Houston Engineering, Inc.

  • A Framework for Progress on "Altered Hydrology": Getting to Solutions - Report
  • A Framework for Progress on "Altered Hydrology": Getting to Solutions - Presentation at July 2017 DWG Meeting

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