For purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the meanings given them.
"Aeration system" means a bubbler, water circulation, or similar system used to increase dissolved oxygen or maintain open water. The purpose of the system includes, but is not limited to:
preventing fish winterkill;
keeping areas free of ice to aid navigation, keeping mooring facilities open, or protecting structures in the water from ice damage;
maintaining open water for captive waterfowl;
rehabilitating lake water quality by methods such as destratification and hypolimnetic aeration; and
protecting shoreline from damage due to ice expansion.
"Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, or a duly authorized representative.
"Management plan" means a plan approved by the commissioner that specifies actions related to water aeration systems.
"Public access" means any designated public access or any public riparian lands where public access to the protected water is not prohibited.
"Structure" means any building, footing, foundation, slab, roof, boathouse, deck, wall, or any other object extending over, anchored, or permanently attached to the bed or bank of a protected water.
13 SR 1235
June 11, 2008
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes