Control of Mississippi Headwater Lakes (Minnesota)

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Place Minnesota

Applies to States or Provinces Minnesota
Name Control of Mississippi Headwater Lakes (Minnesota)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Hydroelectric
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Headwater lakes of the Mississippi River, including Leech Lake, Winnibigoshish Lake, Pokegama Lake, Pine River, the Whitefish chain, Sandy Lake, and Gull Lake.

Last Review 2014-09-15


The lakes at the headwaters of the Mississippi River are subject to joint federal and state control, and the Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources is responsible for establishing a plan for the operation of dams on each of the Mississippi headwater reservoirs.


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Minn. Stat. 103G.421

Date Enacted 1990