The Blue Earth County Water Management Plan is prepared by the County cooperatively with the SWCD with input from citizens and local units of government in the county. Written surveys, a public meeting and workshops were used to identify the priority concerns for Blue Earth County. The three main priority concerns
- Protect drinking water supplies and groundwater quality and quantity.
- Protect and restore the quality and manage the quantity of surface water.
- Protect and manage wetlands for multiple benefits
State Grant Programs
Since 1987 Minnesota Statutes have encouraged counties in Minnesota to prepare water management plans. (Minnesota Statutes sections 103B.301 to 103B.355). While the plans are voluntary, state grant programs require counties to have an adopted local water management plan that is updated periodically.