Third Generation Management Plan
The Metropolitan Surface Water Management Act of 1982 required all land in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area to be divided into watersheds, each watershed to be overseen by a Watershed Management Organization (WMO), and each WMO to adopt a Watershed Management Plan. These plans must be updated at least every ten years.
The Commissions adopted their initial or First Generation Management Plans in 1990. Each Commission adopted a separate plan, although many policies and actions were similar. For the Second Generation Plan, adopted in May 2004, the two Commissions elected to develop a joint management plan. The Third Generation Plan was jointly completed and adopted in 2013. The Plan is periodically revised, as revisions are made to the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) or when a policy change is made. In Fall 2021, the Commissions began working on the Fourth Generation Plan, to be completed in 2022 and adopted in 2023.
Third Generation Watershed Management Plan
Most Current Shingle Creek CIP
Most Current West Mississippi CIP
Appendix A: Joint Powers Agreements
Appendix B: Self Assessment
Appendix C: Rules and Standards
Appendix D: Monitoring Program
Appendix E: Education and Outreach Program
Appendix F: CIP Descriptions
Appendix F: CIP Descriptions as Revised
Appendix G: Public Review and Input Process