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May 4, 2022

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MnDOT, Clay County invite public to comment on the Moorhead MS4 plan at meeting on May 18

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Clay County Highway Department invite the public to an informational meeting on Wednesday, May 18, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the MnDOT/Clay County Joint Public Works facility, located at 2951 41 ½ Street South in Moorhead. The meeting is being held to allow for public comment concerning the municipal storm water system (MS4) for the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP) Plan for Moorhead, Minn.

An MS4 is a conveyance or system of conveyances (roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs and gutters, ditches, man-made channels, storm drains, etc.) that is also owned or operated by a public entity. MS4s in Minnesota must satisfy the requirements of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s (MPCA) MS4 general permit, which is designed to reduce the amount of sediment and other pollutants entering state waters from stormwater systems. Entities regulated by the MS4 general permit must develop a stormwater pollution prevention program and adopt best practices.

MnDOT’s MS4 plan covers all state highways within the corporate limits of Moorhead and Dilworth. This plan is available for review and can be obtained at the Joint Public Works facility in Moorhead, or at the MnDOT District 4 headquarters at 1000 Highway 10 West in Detroit Lakes. It can also be found online at: mndot.gov/environment/ms4/documents.html

Clay County’s MS4 plan covers all county roads within the corporate limits of Moorhead and Dilworth. The county’s plan is available for review and can be obtained at the Joint Public Work facility in Moorhead.

Public comments concerning the MS4, SWPPP should be brought forward at the informational meeting on May 18, or mailed to MnDOT & Clay County at 2951 41 ½ Street South, Moorhead, MN 56560. For more information about MS4, visit mndot.gov/environment/ms4/.