Dam Construction and Maintenance (Minnesota)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Minnesota|
|Name||Dam Construction and Maintenance (Minnesota)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Siting and Permitting|
|Program Administrator||Minnesota Department of Natural Resources|
|Applicable Jurisdiction||Special provisions apply to the Red River of the North and in Cook, Lake, and St. Louis Counties.|
Dams may be constructed, improved, or repaired on private, non-navigable waters subject to certain timelines; however, previously-developed hydropower mechanisms cannot be disrupted. The State may also choose to construct dams, and has oversight of other dams for environmental and safety reasons. The Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources or a local government may provide a lease or development agreement for the development of hydropower on an existing structure.
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Minn. Stat. 103G.501-561|
|Authority 2:||Minnesota Administrative Rules 6115.0300-0520|