St. Paul Due to dry weather conditions, the DNR announced last week it has suspended 37 water use permits in 10 state watersheds. Included in the suspensions are water permits for 18 golf courses.
The suspensions were triggered by stream flow or basin water
levels dropping below protected levels. Permits for low priority
water uses have been suspended in the following watersheds: St.
Louis, Nemadji, Mississippi, Grand Rapids, Watonwan, upper St.
Croix, Zumbro, Bois de Sioux, Mustinka, and Vermillion. The
suspension will not affect domestic water supplies
The DNR is encouraging water users to reduce their demands and
make use of alternative sources that would not further deplete the
water levels of lakes, streams, and wetlands. For more information,
call the DNR’s Waters Division at (651) 296-0440.