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103B.201 METROPOLITAN WATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM; PURPOSE.

The purposes of the water management programs required by sections 103B.205 to 103B.255 are to:

(1) protect, preserve, and use natural surface and groundwater storage and retention systems;

(2) minimize public capital expenditures needed to correct flooding and water quality problems;

(3) identify and plan for means to effectively protect and improve surface and groundwater quality;

(4) establish more uniform local policies and official controls for surface and groundwater management;

(5) prevent erosion of soil into surface water systems;

(6) promote groundwater recharge;

(7) protect and enhance fish and wildlife habitat and water recreational facilities; and

(8) secure the other benefits associated with the proper management of surface and groundwater.