Regulatory Department

To ensure reasonable and consistent standards that will protect the region’s water resources for generations to come, the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) is charged by state law to issue and monitor permits. Through the permitting process, the MCWD works with property owners and local governments to prevent irreversible damage to the area’s natural resources. Ultimately, the goal is to balance property owners’ use of their property with ensuring the protection and management of water and surrounding resources so that residents and visitors can enjoy local lakes, rivers, and streams.

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