Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District
Model Mining Ordinance: The Model Mining Ordinance is an example for optional use by Dakota County cities and townships. It helps ensure sufficient protective measures for groundwater and surface water resources. The model ordinance should be tailored based on local environmental conditions and local government preferences. This model ordinance is not an adopted ordinance by the Dakota County Board of Commissioners or the Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors.
Funding for development of the Model Mining Ordinance is provided through the Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment, distributed by the Minnesota Department of Health.
Watershed Management Organizations
Watershed management organizations work to solve and prevent surface water-related problems. Watersheds, the area of land that drains water to one point, form the boundaries for these organizations. Typically named for the primary waterbody within the watershed, watershed management organizations conduct activities according to a watershed management plan.
Watershed management organizations in Dakota County include:
Black Dog Watershed Management Organization
Eagan – Inver Grove Heights Watershed Management Organization
Lower Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
Lower Minnesota Watershed District
North Cannon River Watershed Management Organization
Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Minnesota Department of Health
Army Corp of Engineers
US Environmental Protection Agency