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Metropolitan Local Water Management Task Force

Active dates:1989

The mission of the task force is to evaluate the status and effectiveness of local water planning and management efforts in the seven county metro area. The task force shall prepare a report and submit it to the governor and the Legislature by December 15, 1989.


A total of ten meetings were held from July 20, 1989 to December 15, 1989. The task force studied eight issues related to water management in the seven county metropolitan area, and its final report offered findings and recommendations in each of these eight areas.


The 22 task force members included six legislators, three members of the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) and one citizen at large. The remainder of the membership included one (1) member representing each of the following agencies and associations: the Association of Metropolitan Municipalities, the Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts, the Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Watershed Management Organizations, the Association of Minnesota Counties, the Metro Inter-County Association, the Consulting Engineers Council, the Reinvest in Minnesota Coalition, the State Planning Agency, the Department of Natural Resources, the Pollution Control Agency and the Metropolitan Council. BWSR and DNR staff provided the necessary support services for the effort.

The following individuals served on the task force:

Don Ogaard (Chair), Board of Water and Soil Resources; Howard Peterson, Board of Water and Soil Resources; Natalie Haas Steffen, Board of Water and Soil Resources; Senator Greg Dahl; Senator Steven Novak; Senator Fritz Knaak; Rep. Len Price; Rep. Alice Johnson; Rep. Teresa Lynch; Connie Levi, Citizen Member; Gerald Butcher, Association of Metropolitan Municipalities; Paul Williams, Association of Watershed Districts; Dr. William Downing, Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts; John Gretz, Watershed Management Organizations; Margaret Langfeld, Association of Minnesota Counties; Earl Gnan, Metro Inter-County Association; Leonard Kremer, Consulting Engineers Council; Don Dinndorf, Reinvest in Minnesota Coalition; Marilyn Lundberg, State Planning Agency; John Stine, Department of Natural Resources; Tim Scherkenbach, Pollution Control Agency; Steve Keefe, Metropolitan Council

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Record last updated: 04/15/2021

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