Water Quality Resources

The areas around lakes are subject to special rules and regulations intended to protect water quality and minimize the visual impacts of development. The shoreland area extends 1000 feet from the Ordinary High Water level of any DNR classified lake. This entire area is subject to the shoreland regulations.

The MPCA monitors environmental quality, offers technical and financial assistance and enforces environmental regulations in Minnesota. Keeps historical water monitoring for lakes.

RMB Environmental Laboratories, Inc. is a Minnesota based independent analytical laboratory. See the charts for water quality in your lake.

Scroll to Top