Coon Creek Watershed District
Though originally formed for flood management in 1959, Coon Creek Watershed District incorporated water quality protection issues into its Mission Statement in 1990 with a focus on "Managing groundwater and the surface water drainage system to:
- Prevent property damage
- Maintain hydrologic balance
- Protect water quality for the safety and enjoyment of citizens and the preservation and enhancement of wildlife."
In Anoka County’s flat landscape, an obstruction in a ditch or creek can cause flooding upstream for a mile or more.
Discover pertinent information regarding floodplains including how to handle properties with floodplains.
Managing water resources requires a complex balance of education, planning, review, design and implementation.
Low Impact Development (LID) is a design process that is being added to the management ‘toolbox’ at watershed districts. The goal of LID is to mimic the predevelopment landscape processes of a site after its development.
As snow melts and spring rains arrive, water runoff funnels from streets and driveways into storms sewers and into lakes, rivers and wetlands. Please do your part to keep our waters clean.
When water runs off the land and follows the topographic features, eventually draining into form basins that drain to a lake or river, it is known as watershed.
Wetlands come in different types: some wetlands are constructed, some are natural, some have native plants and some are dominated by invasive species.