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The Minnesota Public Drainage Manual - a guide to administrating Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 103E publically administered privately owned drainage systems.

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  2016 10th International Drainage Symposium Conference, 6-9 September 2016, Minneapolis, Minnesota  .(doi:10.13031/IDS.20162490660)
Authors:   Timothy A Gillette
Keywords:   Best Management Practices (BMP), conservation, drainage, management, policy.

Abstract. The Minnesota Public Drainage Manual (MPDM) was originally published in 1991. It is presently being updated to accomplish the following purposes: 1.) promote uniformity in the interpretation of Minnesota Drainage Law that is found in M.S. Chapter 103E; 2.) inform readers of the interaction between Drainage Law and other laws, state and federal; 3.) recommend uniform procedures for implementing the Drainage Law statewide; and 4.) provide standardized forms for use in drainage proceedings; 5.) provide guidance about multipurpose water management considerations and authorities; 6.) add a new chapter about drainage system best management practices (BMPs); 7.) and make the MPDM more readable and user-friendly. The proposed presentation will go over these purposes and the process used to accomplish them including the involvement of a Project Advisory Committee made up of diverse stakeholders.

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