Maplewood has an abundance of lakes, streams, and wetlands. In addition to providing beauty, habitat, and recreational opportunities, our water resources are important components of Maplewood's stormwater management system.
City ordinances and programs help protect water resources. The city strives to:
Enhance habitat in and around natural water bodies.
Enhance water quality of natural water bodies.
Manage stormwater runoff to prevent flooding and to reduce negative environmental impacts.
Provide access to some water bodies for recreation and/or enjoyment of nature.
Click on the links to the left to learn more about Maplewood's water resources and how we manage them.
Many agencies are responsible for managing water resources at the local, state, and federal level. Some of the agencies the city works with to protect waters include: