Local Water Planning

Local water planning in Minnesota is currently carried out at the county level. Beltrami SWCD is lead agency for developing and implementing our local water plan. Local water plans provide strategic guidance to decision makers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Priority Concerns
  • Water Plan
  • WPAC
  • Timeline
  • Related Information

The water planning process begins with assessment of priority concerns raised by various stakeholder groups. Numerous meetings were held in the summer and fall of 2007 to solicit public comments and concerns. Issues raised in this process provided context for developing the 2008-2013 Local Water Management Plan.

You can view and print a copy of the 2007 Priority Concerns Scoping Document (PCSD) which details both the process and the outcomes of the priority concerns assessment..

2008-2013 Comprehensive Local Water Plan

You can view a copy of the Draft Plan as approved by the Board of Water and Soil Resources in May 2008 and the amended plan as formally adopted by Beltrami County on 1 July 2008.

Previous Comprehensive Local Water Plans for Beltrami County

2002-2007 (144 page pdf)

The Water Plan Advisory Committee comprises X voting members and is chaired by an appointed member of the the Beltrami County Board. The Chair is a non-voting member of the Committe except in case of tie votes.

Water Plan Advisory Committee (Voting Members)

Beltrami County Board Representative and Committee Chair.....................Jim Heltzer
Beltrami County Commission District 1 Representative........................Chuck Conway
Beltrami County Commission District 2 Representative.................................Pat Welle
Beltrami County Commission District 3 Representative.........................Harold Fenske
Beltrami County Commission District 4 Representative............................Wes Frenzel
Beltrami County Commission District 5 Representative..........................Bob Melchior
Beltrami Soil and Water Conservation District Board Representative....
Beltrami County Planning Commission Representative........................Merilee Meyers
Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board Representative...........................Becky Livermore
Leech Lake Reservation Representative...........................................Shirley Nordrum
Marshall-Beltrami SWCD Board Representative...............................Wallace Byklum
Red Lake Reservation Representative.......................................................Joel Rhode
Township Officers Representative.............................................................Murl Nord

Water Plan Technical Advisory Committee (Non-voting)

Beltrami Natural Resources Management.................................................Greg Snyder
Beltrami County Environmental Services.................................................Bill Patnaude
Beltrami Soil and Water Conservation District........................................
Bemidji State University.........................................................................Don Cloutman
Bemidji Joint Planning Board...................................................................Mel Milender
City of Blackduck.........................................................................................Bob Klug
Headwaters Regional Development Commission................................Matthew Dyrdahl
Headwaters RC & D..........................................................................Colleen Oestrich
Marshall Beltrami SWCD.........................................................................Cheryl Sistad
Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources.........................................Chad Severts
Minnesota Department of Transportation.........................................................Bill Pirkl
Minnesota Department of Health.................................................................Beth Kluthe
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources – Division of Waters..................Dan Thul
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources – Area Fisheries.................Gary Barnard
Mississippi Headwaters Board.....................................................................Jack Frost
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.........................................................Lisa Scheirer
Natural Resource Conservation Service.......................................................Larry Voltz
Red Lake Watershed District..........................................................................Lee Coe
University of Minnesota Extension Service.............................................Eleanor Burkett
United State Forest Service........................................................................Luke Rutten

Water Plan Development Staff

Water Plan Coordinator............................................................................
Beltrami SWCD Aquatic Biologist..............................................................

2008-2013 Update Chronology

The process of developing a comprehensive Local Water Management Plan (LWMP) is specified by Minnesota Statute 103B.3369 and occurs under the guidance of the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR).

  • March 2007 – Beltrami County passes Resolution to update the LWMP.
  • 26 April 2007 - A written notice of the decision to update the plan and a request for priority concerns was sent to the required state agencies.
  • May through September 2007 – Priority concerns solicited from state agencies, citizen groups, and LGU’s and compiled into a Priority Concerns Scoping Document (PCSD) [see Priorit Concerns tab above]
  • 12 December 2007 – PCSD approved by LWM Advisory Committee, and forwarded to BWSR.
  • January 2008 – State agency PCSD responses received.
  • 10 January 2008 - PCSD presented to Beltrami County’s Resource Excellence Team.
  • 13 February 2008 – BWSR Northern Subcommittee reviews state agency comments, the content of the PCSD and recommendations for the content of the final plan, and commends Beltrami County for the excellent work.
  • 26 March 2008 – Public Hearing held for final draft LWMP.
  • 11 April 2008 - submitted the final draft LWMP for review by state agencies. Agency comments received within 30 days.
  • 14 May 2008 - the BWSR Northern Subcommittee reviewed the recommendation of the state agencies, and recommends LWMP approval.
  • 28 May 2008 – LWMP received approval from state-wide BWSR Board.
  • 1 July 2008 -- 2008-2013 LWMP adopted by Beltrami County Board.

This page presents documents and resources related to implementation of Beltrami County's Comprehensive Local Water Management Plan. Please let us know if you would like to see additional resources listed here.

Related Beltrami County Ordinances

Complete listing of all County Ordinances

Relevant Minnesota Statutes and Rules