North & East Metro Groundwater Management Area Update

The North and East Metro Groundwater Management Area (GWMA) advisory team met through an online meeting on May 29th. The following were the agenda items discussed at the meeting:

  • An update on the implementation of the North and East Metro Groundwater Management Area plan
  • A discussion on the Governor’s Executive Orders as they relate to the DNR’s water-related responsibilities
  • An update on the 3M settlement and drinking water supply planning
  • A discussion on 2040 projected water demands using the transient groundwater flow model
  • Summaries of water conversation reporting by public water suppliers in the GWMA
  • A presentation on the City of Woodbury’s irrigation efficiency project

Click here to read the full update from the DNR. The presentations and other materials from the meeting can be found here, on the GWMA’s webpage.

The next meeting date is to be announced, but is planned for November 2020. Meetings are open to the public and an announcement will be posted on both the GWMA’s site and Know the Flow when the date, time, and location have been determined. You can also sign up to receive email updates here.


The DNR has designated an area in the north and east portions of the metro region as the North & East Metro Groundwater Management Area (GWMA), which includes Washington and Ramsey counties, along with portions of Anoka and Hennepin counties. The Anoka County communities in this GWMA are Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Columbia Heights, Columbus, Fridley, Hilltop, Lexington, Lino Lakes, and Spring Lake Park. The designation as a GWMA “allows a more comprehensive and focused approach to ensuring that groundwater supplies remain adequate to meet human needs, while protecting lakes, streams and wetlands”. For more information on the GWMA, click here to view it’s website.


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