Minnesota DNR Ecological And Water Resources: Guidelines for Suspension of Surface Water Appropriation Permits Revised: January 2012

Suspension of surface water appropriation permits takes into consideration a number of factors including water allocation priorities defined in Minnesota Statutes and whether the appropriation involves a consumptive use of water. Other factors, such as the season of appropriation, resource impacts, coordination on interstate boundary waters, and special circumstances, as determined by the Director of DNR Ecological and Water Resources, are also considered when determining what appropriations should be suspended. These guidelines provide background on statutory requirements and general criteria that are considered in determining what surface water appropriation permits will be suspended during periods of specified low flows and water levels.
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