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The commissioner shall establish a plan to respond to drought-related emergencies and
to prepare a statewide framework for drought response. The plan must consider metropolitan
water supply plans of the Metropolitan Council prepared under section 473.1565. The plan must
provide a framework for implementing drought response actions in a staged approach related to
decreasing levels of flows. Permits issued under section 103G.271 must provide conditions on
water appropriation consistent with the drought response plan established by this section.
History: 1990 c 391 art 10 s 3; 1990 c 434 s 1; 1993 c 13 art 1 s 23; 2006 c 212 art 3 s 7