Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section §103D.351 and Minnesota Rules §8410.0150, the Board of Managers has prepared this Annual Report of the Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District’s financial status, its yearly activities, its 2013 permitting and enforcement, and its 2013 goal and objectives.
The Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District was established on July 31, 1969, by the Minnesota Water Resources Board acting under the authority of the Watershed Law. The District is located in the southwestern portion of the Twin Cities metropolitan area consisting of a largely developed urban landscape, and encompassing portions of Bloomington, Chanhassen, Chaska, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka and Shorewood (Figure 1). It is an area close to 50 square miles and includes three watersheds: Riley Creek, Purgatory Creek and Bluff Creek Watershed. Approximately 32.8 square miles of the District lies within Hennepin County and 14.5 square miles lies within Carver County. Four Managers are appointed by the Hennepin County Commissioners and one Manager is appointed by the Carver County Commissioners. Each of the District’s five Managers serves a three-year term.
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