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Q: How many rivers flow into Minnesota from other states or provinces?
Q: What is the longest northern flowing river in the US?
Q: What percentage of Minnesota is covered by water?
Q: What is the name of the buried stream running under downtown St. Paul?
Q: What is the name of the buried stream running under downtown Minneapolis?
Q: Name the four counties in Minnesota that do not have a natural lake.
Q: What is the largest lake in Minnesota?
Q: What is the lake with the most shoreline in Minnesota?
Q: What is the deepest natural lake in Minnesota?
Q: What is the only other city in the world with more water within its city limits than Minneapolis?
Q: What city is located where the Mississippi, St. Croix and Vermillion rivers converge?
Minnesota has 6,564 natural rivers and streams that cumulatively flow for 69,000 miles.
Approximately 10.6 million acres of wetlands are contained within Minnesota's borders, the most of any state except Alaska.
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Lake Rights and Lake Access
Many lakeshore and vacation homes are now coming on the market at very affordable prices, and prospective buyers are presented with phrases like "lake rights" and "lake access". So what's the difference and why should a buyer care? As it turns out it matters a great deal, because extensive new legislation was passed in October of 2009 as part of the Clean Water Legacy Act. Here are a few highlights on some of these changes to wetland protection, lakeshore access, rights and responsibilities.
The rules are different when the shoreline is on a stream or commercially navigable waterway, because the State of Minnesota owns the bed below the natural Ordinary Low Water Level. Ordinary High Water Level is a phrase that a buyer needs to be aware of because the DNR uses this term to assess "Public Waters".
If a court has found that a lake is non-navigable and meandered, the "several" shoreland owners own the lake bed. However, if a stream is non-navigable but has meandered, the shoreland owners only own the bed to the centerline of the stream. Then, if the stream is non-navigable but has not meandered, bed ownership is as indicated on individual property deeds. The DNR web site has detailed descriptions and the Public Waters Inventory on its web site: dnr.state.mn.us/waters/
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Also See MN Board of Water and Soil Resources:
http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/easements/handbook/index.htmlMinnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources
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