CRWD: Water Quality/Bogs





Removal Policy
 

 
 
The Clearwater River Watershed District is working on a lot of great Upstream Water Quality Activities and Bog Control Project. Cole Loewen came and did a presentation at our 2017 Annual Meeting. Click on the link below to view the presentation.

June 3, 2017 Presentation



To view water quality reports, click on the link below.

Water Quality Monitoring Reports



The Clearwater River Watershed District will only remove bogs if they are impedding water flow and will threaten flooding of properties. Please click on the link below to view their policy.

CRWD Bog Removal Policy

 

We have clarification from the DNR of what to do with floating bogs. When a floating bog has broken free from its natural location and floats to private or public property, the property owners where the bog landed are responsible for moving or removing the bog. “Moving a floating bog away from your property requires a DNR aquatic plant management permit issued through the DNR Regional Fisheries Office.” Our nearest office is in Sauk Rapids (tel: 320-223-7878). The DNR’s responsibility includes but is limited to “providing advice and approval on bog disposition” and removing “floating bogs lodged on state owned dams or other DNR property.” Permits have been approved for nearby lakes and so this is not a dead end. For more information see https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/permits/water/needpermit.html and scroll down to “Floating Bogs.”




Removal Policy
 

 
 
The Clearwater River Watershed District is working on a lot of great Upstream Water Quality Activities and Bog Control Project. Cole Loewen came and did a presentation at our 2017 Annual Meeting. Click on the link below to view the presentation.

June 3, 2017 Presentation



To view water quality reports, click on the link below.

Water Quality Monitoring Reports



The Clearwater River Watershed District will only remove bogs if they are impedding water flow and will threaten flooding of properties. Please click on the link below to view their policy.

CRWD Bog Removal Policy

 


We have clarification from the DNR of what to do with floating bogs. When a floating bog has broken free from its natural location and floats to private or public property, the property owners where the bog landed are responsible for moving or removing the bog. “Moving a floating bog away from your property requires a DNR aquatic plant management permit issued through the DNR Regional Fisheries Office.” Our nearest office is in Sauk Rapids (tel: 320-223-7878). The DNR’s responsibility includes but is limited to “providing advice and approval on bog disposition” and removing “floating bogs lodged on state owned dams or other DNR property.” Permits have been approved for nearby lakes and so this is not a dead end. For more information see https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/permits/water/needpermit.html and scroll down to “Floating Bogs.”