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About Us

Coon Creek Watershed District (CCWD) is local government formed by citizens petitioning in 1959 to be the local ditch authority over 92 square miles of land draining to Coon Creek in central Anoka County. In 2012, we were given additional jurisdiction over 15 square miles draining to the Mississippi River in Coon Rapids, Fridley, Blaine and Spring Lake Park for a total of 107 square miles. Click here to find out if your address is within our boundary.

Scroll through our new History Storymap by clicking here! From our formation in 1959 to our latest water quality projects, go on a visual journey through the decades to celebrate our past, embrace our present, and envision our future together!

Our Mission

To manage surface water and groundwater systems and contributing lands to provide for and balance the competing uses of development, drainage, flood prevention, and the protection and restoration of water quality and habitat for the benefit of our communities now and in the future. 

How It Works

Watershed districts have the legal authority and obligation to develop & manage a uniform program of water & related land management under the MN Watershed District Act & Metropolitan Water Management Act.

We are currently updating our Comprehensive Plan!

Besides a Board and Staff, we have a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and a Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC).