The District’s regulatory program is designed to protect the water and natural resources of the watershed.
ATTENTION: NOTICE OF ADOPTED AMENDMENTS TO THE DISTRICT’S RULES EFFECTIVE MAY 21, 2018
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Managers of the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District (NMCWD) adopted amendments to the NMCWD Rules on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. The amended NMCWD Rules are effective for all applications completed on or after May 21, 2018. A copy of the amended Rules has been mailed to each of the cities and public transportation authorities within the Nine Mile Creek watershed and each city and public transportation authority has been notified that the Board of Managers has adopted the amended Rules. The amended NMCWD Rules were adopted and this notice is provided in accordance with Minnesota Statutes Section 103D.341.
The amended Rules implement the policies and goals articulated in the NMCWD’s updated Water Management Plan, adopted in October 2017. The amendments revise the prior NMCWD Rules, which were initially adopted in 1973 and amended in 2008, 2011 and 2015. The amended NMCWD Rules regulate floodplain management and surface drainage alterations, wetlands management, stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, waterbody crossings, shoreline and streambank improvements on public waters, sediment removal from public waters and appropriations from public surface waters. In addition, NMCWD amended the existing permit fee and financial assurance schedules, pursuant to watershed district authority under Minnesota Statutes Section 103D.345.
Permit applications are due 20 business days prior to the monthly board meeting. The District has up to 60 days to take action on a submitted permit application that is considered complete.
When is a Nine Mile Creek Watershed District permit needed?
Use the District’s Permit Cheat Sheet or complete Rules to see if you need a permit. For further questions, contact Nine Mile Creek’s District Administrator, Randy Anhorn, at 952-835-2078.
The permit deadline is 20 business days prior to the monthly board meeting.
The following templates are available for use by those that have been issued a permit by the District.
Financial Assurance Forms:
Maintenance Declaration Forms:
Private Entities: Maintenance Declaration Template (Private Entities)
Public Entities: Maintenance Declaration Template (Public Entities)
District Rules (Current)
- Memo supporting and explaining rule revisions
- Table of Contents
- Definitions and Acronyms
- Rule 1 – Procedural Requirements
- Rule 2 – Floodplain Management and Drainage Alterations
- Rule 3 – Wetlands Management
- Rule 4 – Stormwater Management
- Rule 5 – Erosion and Sediment Control
- Rule 6 – Waterbody Crossings and Structures
- Rule 7 – Shoreline and Streambank Improvements
- Rule 8 – Sediment Removal
- Rule 9 – Appropriation of Public Surface Waters
- Rule 10 – Variances and Exceptions
- Rule 11 – Permit Fees
- Rule 12 – Sureties
- Appendix 4a – Low Floor Elevation Guidance
- Schedule A–Permit Fees
- Schedule B–Financial Assurances
- Schedule C – Stormwater Facilities Fund 3-19-08
Other Materials of Assistance
- Minnesota Stormwater Manual
- Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual
- Stormwater Treatment: Assessment and Maintenance
Legal authority for the NMCWD’s rules derives from Minnesota Statutes Chapters 103B and 103D. Under Minnesota Statutes § 103D.341, subdivision 1, watershed districts must adopt rules “to accomplish the purposes of [the watershed act] and to implement the powers of the managers.” These purposes include, among others, conservation of water for public uses; controlling erosion and siltation of lakes, streams, and wetlands; and protecting water quality in these bodies. Minn. Stat. § 103D.201, subd. 2. District managers are further authorized for example, to regulate and control the use of water within the watershed district, regulate the use of streams and watercourses to prevent pollution, and regulate the use and development of land under certain conditions. Id. § 103D.335, subds. 10, 16, and 23; § 103B.211, subds. 1.
For additional information, contact Nine Mile Creek’s District Administrator, Randy Anhorn, at 952-835-2078 or firstname.lastname@example.org.