Water Information and Management

County, city, and watershed management agencies in Anoka County are working together to address the management and protection of water resources.

Public Comment Period

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Minnesota Statutes §§ 375.51 and 394.26, that the Anoka County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing during its regularly scheduled board meeting on December 18, 2018, at 9:30 am, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be considered, in the County Board Room, #705 of the Anoka County Government Center, 2100 3rd Avenue, Anoka MN 55303. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comment on the Anoka County Intergovernmental Cooperation Plan, that establishes the existing cooperative relationships of various state and local agencies and the policies for consideration of joint planning and decision making efforts.

Interested persons, agencies, or groups attending the public hearing shall have the right to provide written or oral comments or suggestions regarding the Intergovernmental Cooperation Plan. 

Any questions regarding this Notice may be directed to Bart Biernat, Environmental Health Specialist, Anoka County Environmental Services, 2100 Third Avenue, Suite 600, Anoka, MN 55303 or via telephone at 763-324-4207 or e-mail at [email protected].

Anoka County Intergovernmental Cooperation - DRAFT

Water Education

Anoka county sponsors the Metro Area Children's Water Festival, an annual event that is held on the last Wednesday of September since 1998. The Festival provides water education to fourth-grade students throughout the metropolitan area.

Know The Flow

Know The Flow is an education and outreach program by local agencies in Anoka County to provide residents, businesses and property owners with information regarding the water resources that is on land (streams, lakes, rivers and wetlands) and the groundwater under homes and businesses.

Water Resources Management Report

Anoka County maintains a Water Resources Management Report (PDF) produced by the Community Health and Environmental Services Department through a collaboration with local natural resources, environmental, educational, and public health agencies. The Report provided guidance for a comprehensive approach to protection and management of local water resources.

Water Resources Management Task Force

Anoka County's natural resources, environment, education and public health agencies and organizations have established a Water Resources Task Force that monitors local water resources and collaborates with state and local agencies and organizations to address water protection and management issues.