The Minnesota Public Drainage Manual (MPDM) is used by a variety of practitioners as a practical guide for navigating Minnesota's public drainage process. The manual was published in 1991 and has not been updated since its original publication in a three-ring binder. Since this time, there have been changes to the governing statutes, judicial decisions, and advances in technology that must be incorporated into the original guide. In 2014, the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) began the process to update the MPDM. BWSR oversaw an advisory team of diverse stakeholders and the consultant team of Houston Engineering, Inc. (HEI) and Rinke-Noonan Law Firm to author technical information and facilitate stakeholder meetings.
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