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Minnesota Stormwater Manual

General Information

  1. Overview of basic stormwater concepts
  2. Stormwater research and education
  3. References for general stormwater information
  4. Minnesota maps

Stormwater treatment concepts

  1. Integrated stormwater management
  2. Using the treatment train approach to BMP selection
  3. Process for selecting Best Management Practices

Best Management Practices

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  1. Pre-treatment
  2. Individual Best Management Practices
    1. Pollution prevention
    2. Better site design
    3. Stormwater re-use and rainwater harvesting
    4. Temporary construction erosion and sediment control
    5. Green roofs (+)
    6. Turf
    7. Permeable pavement (+)
    8. Trees
    9. Bioretention (+)
    10. Infiltration basin and infiltration trench (+)
    11. Filtration (+)
    12. Iron enhanced sand filter (Minnesota Filter) (+)
    13. Stormwater ponds (+)
    14. Stormwater wetlands (+)
    15. Hydrodynamic devices
    16. Filtration devices
    17. Chemical treatment
  3. Unified sizing criteria section (+)

Minimal Impact Design Standards (MIDS)

Link to the MIDS webpage for access to webex presentations, additional technical documents, meeting minutes.

  1. Overview of Minimal Impact Design Standards (MIDS)
  2. Performance goals for new development, re-development and linear projects
  3. Flexible treatment options
  4. Ordinance goals
  5. MIDS calculator
  6. Training and workshop materials and modules
  7. Technical documents

Stormwater modeling, models and calculators, and calculating credits

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  1. Introduction to stormwater modeling
  2. Available stormwater models and selecting a model
  3. Overview of stormwater credits
  4. Information on pollutant removal by BMPs
  5. Detailed information on specific models
  6. Calculating stormwater volume and pollutant reductions and credits
  7. What is the pre-development condition


  1. Regulatory information
  2. Additional regulatory information

Minnesota specific issues and information

  1. Cold climate impact on runoff management
  2. Stormwater infiltration and constraints on infiltration (View articles as a single document)
  3. Mosquito control and stormwater management
  4. Managing stormwater sediments
  5. Minnesota plant lists
  6. Special waters and other sensitive receiving waters

Case studies

Computer-aided design and drafting (CAD/CADD) drawings

  1. CADD images for individual best management practices
  2. Links to .dwg files

References, forms, links, and issue papers

  1. References
  2. Forms (including field inspection forms)
  3. Links
  4. Issue papers
  5. Stormwater manuals

Acronyms, symbols and glossary

  1. Acronyms
  2. Symbols
  3. Glossary

Construction stormwater

Construction stormwater program

  1. Construction stormwater permit

Industrial stormwater

  1. Stormwater program for industrial activity

Municipal stormwater

  1. Stormwater Program for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4)
  2. MS4 General Permit
  3. Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)

Link to MS4 website