Floodplain Management Policy (Minnesota)

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Place Minnesota

Applies to States or Provinces Minnesota
Name Floodplain Management Policy (Minnesota)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Minnesota Environmental Quality Board
Primary Website https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=103A.207

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/waters/watermgmt_section/floodplain/index.html


The State aims to reduce flood damages through floodplain management, including floodplain zoning, proofing, and flood warning mechanisms; to encourage local governmental units to adopt, enforce, and administer sound floodplain management ordinances; and to coordinate federal, state, and local floodplain management practices. While major alterations and hazardous uses of floodplains are prohibited, consideration shall be given to industrial uses with a compelling reason to locate in a floodplain.


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

Authority 1: Minn. Stat. 103A.207

Date Enacted 1990

Authority 2: 103F.101-165

Authority 3: Minnesota Administrative Rules

Authority 4 6120.5000-6200