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Lake SWCD coordinates activities associated with the Lake County Water Plan.The Water Plan Advisory Committee meets regularly to coordinate plan updates and implementation projects.

The Lake County Water Plan has been approved for an extension until 2019. Currently, Lake County water planning resources are beginning to be directed towards the "One Watershed, One Plan" pilot-project underway in the Lake Superior North watershed. For more information, contact Sonja Smerud at (218) 834-8513.

The link below is the final copy of the Lake Superior North Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan, developed by Cook County, Cook County SWCD, Lake County, and Lake County SWCD and approved by the State of Minnesota in January, 2017 and adopted by local government units in May, 2017.

Lake Superior North Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan
Appendices, Lake Superior North Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan
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Additional Resources: 

2005 Lake County Local Water Management Plan - Amended November, 2012

One Watershed, One Plan Lake Superior North Fact Sheet

Lake Superior North Watershed: Planning for a New Era in Water Management