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MCWD update on COVID-19: Office closed

MCWD is following Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s “Emergency Executive Order 20-20 Directing Minnesotans to Stay at Home” to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of its partners and staff.

MCWD will continue its day-to-day work to protect and improve water resources. However, the District will be taking a number of steps to comply with state orders while maintaining its key functions. 

MCWD offices closed 

MCWD's office will be closed until further notice, while the District team conducts its work remotely.

All contacts will be conducted via e-mail, phone, or web conferencing. Physical mail will not be received while the MCWD office is closed. 

While the physical location of the work has changed, MCWD staff's commitment to excellent and prompt customer service has not. The District team will continue to be fully available during standard business hours.

E-mail is the preferred method of initial contact. View our staff directory for contact information. Use for general inquiries.

Submit permit information electronically

MCWD permitting staff will continue to receive and process permits normally, and continue to provide a high level of responsive customer service.

Permitting materials, questions, and comments must be submitted electronicallyPhysical mail will not be received while the MCWD office is closed.

The most efficient contact point is If a specific point of contact is needed, reach out to Permitting Manager Tom Dietrich at or 952-473-2855.

Gray's Bay dam operation continues

MCWD will continue to operate the Gray's Bay dam normally in order to manage flooding risk in Minnehaha Creek and Lake Minnetonka.

View the latest dam discharge and information here.

High water communication continues

MCWD provides updates to its residents, communities, and partners about high water and potential flood risk throughout the watershed. MCWD will continue to provide these updates as conditions change. These updates are available at MCWD's website. You may also receive them by signing up for our High Water e-mail list.

Board of Managers meetings

MCWD’s Board of Managers will conduct its meetings virtually until further notice. 

Information on how to virtually attend these meetings will be posted on our events calendar as well as each meeting’s agenda

April 1 Citizen Advisory Committee Canceled

The Citizens Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for April has been canceled.


Contact with any additional questions.

Physical mail will not be received while the MCWD office is closed.Physical mail will not be received while the MCWD office is closed.