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Programs and Services: Stormwater Management

Urbanization is the changing of land use from forest or agricultural uses to suburban and urban areas. This conversion is proceeding in Dakota County at a rapid pace, and the majority of the county's population now lives in suburban and urban areas. The creation of impervious surfaces that accompanies urbanization affects how water moves both above and below ground during and following storm events, the quality of that stormwater, and the ultimate condition of nearby rivers, lakes, and wetlands.

The Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District works in partnership with the state, watersheds, local units of government, developers and landowners to provide education, technical and financial support to minimize the impact of stormwater runoff from new and existing development.

Low Impact Development
Research
Retrofit Best Management Practices
Soil Stabilization
Urban Erosion and Sediment Control