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Water Availability Support System

Extent: HTML document
Description: WAISS is a tool to aid users in assessing the impacts of new water uses
Date: August 18, 2008
Subject(s): Environmental policy; Environmental policy; Geographic information systems; Regional planning; Rural policy; Sustainable development; Water policy
Creator(s): Minnesota Environmental Quality Board; Minnesota Environmental Quality Board. Water program
Publisher: Minnesota Environmental Quality Board
Related works:
Water availability technical focus group (HTML document) | WebPage details

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The Water Availability Information Support System (WAISS) was designed to assist in understanding the opportunities and impacts associated with water use in Minnesota.  Based on current water permit data, users are encouraged to research the status of water use in a county or sub-county region and to investigate adjacent surface water features, protected features, impaired waters, and other water users.  WAISS is one tool to be used in evaluating proposed projects or opportunities for future growth and development.  This tool should be used in combination with information generated from other processes, including the DNR water permitting process as well as the environmental review process.

If you would like to learn more about water use in a specific county, select the target county from the following drop-down menu.

If you would like to focus on a target area, click on the map with your cursor and a 500 square mile focus area will be highlighted.

If you would like to locate the target area using UTM or GPS coordinates, please enter them in the appropriate space.  This will also generate information on a 500 square mile focus area.


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Alternative resource record formats: XML | MARC record (for inclusion in library catalogs)

Environmental Quality Board, 520 Lafayette Road North, Saint Paul, MN 55155

Technical problems? Contact: demography.helpline@state.mn.us