St. Louis County Planning and Community Development Department is responsible for the implementation of the St. Louis County Comprehensive Water Management Plan 2010-2020. In 1985, the State of Minnesota adopted the Comprehensive Local Water Management Act under State Statutes 103B.335. The act encouraged counties outside the metropolitan area to develop and implement comprehensive water management plans. The original plan was completed and adopted in 1992 with an update completed in 2010. The intent of the plan is to provide strategies to address the water related issues in St. Louis County.