Lake Improvement District Law and County Lake Improvement Program (Minnesota)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Minnesota

Applies to States or Provinces Minnesota
Name Lake Improvement District Law and County Lake Improvement Program (Minnesota)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector Local

Program Administrator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Opt-in: A county board may initiate the establishment of a lake improvement district in a portion of the county under this section.

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


Lake Improvement Districts may be established by county boards in order to “improve the quality of water in lakes; provide for reasonable assurance of water quantity in lakes, where feasible and practicable; and to assure protection of the lakes from the detrimental effects of human activities and certain natural processes.” Lake Improvement or Conservation Districts may also authorize county boards to manage water bodies located within their jurisdiction. With proper approval, county boards may choose to construct and operate water control structures, undertake projects to divert waters, improve navigation, undertake research to determine the condition of the body of water, conduct a program of water improvement and conservation, develop and implement a comprehensive plan to prevent water pollution, and make agreements regarding the body of water.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Minn. Stat. 103B.501-581
Date Effective 1995
Date Enacted 1990

Authority 2: 103F.801-805

Authority 3: Minnesota Administrative Rules 6115.0900-1150