Protect Natural Floodplain Functions

The City of Carver has many beautiful floodplain areas. The undisturbed river bottoms and creeks provide a wide range of benefits to the people and natural systems. These areas provide breeding and feeding grounds for fish and wildlife, create an enhanced waterfowl habitat, and protect habitats for rare and endangered species. They provide open space and aesthetic pleasure in areas for active and passive uses. They also provide flood storage and conveyance, and reduce flood velocities and flood peaks.

Although the City has a storm sewer and drainage maintenance program, it is impossible to keep all drainage systems clear at all times. As a citizen, you can assist by keeping the banks, ditches, and streams clear of brush and debris, and not allow grass clippings, oil, or other contaminants in storm sewer inlets. Dumping of debris into ditches and streams is a major cause of local drainage problems, and is a violation of City of Carver regulations.

To report a violation or maintenance problem, please call the City at 952-448-5353.