Water Planning Acronym List

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A
ACOE - (also ACE, COE) - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
ASCS - (now FSA) - Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, USDA (replaced by Farm Services Administration)

B
BOD - Biological Oxygen Demand
BWSR - Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources
BMP - Best Management Practices

C
CAC - Citizen Advisory Committee
CAMP - Citizen-Assisted Monitoring Program (Metropolitan Council)
CIP - Capital Improvement Project
CLMP - Citizen Lake Monitoring Program (MPCA)
CREP - Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
CRP - Conservation Reserve Program
CSMP - Citizen Stream Monitoring Program (MPCA)
CWA - Clean Water Act

D
DTED - Minnesota Department of Trade and Economic Development
DNR - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

E
EPA (or USEPA) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
EQIP - Environmental Quality Incentive Program

F
FDR - Flood Damage Reduction
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
FSA - Farm Service Agency (Formerly ASCS)

G
GIS - Geographic Information System

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I
ISTS - Individual Sewage Treatment System

J
JPA - Joint Powers Agreement

K

L
LCMR - Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources
LGU - Local Governmental Unit
LMRWD - Lower Minnesota River Watershed District

M
MASWCD - Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
MAWD - Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts
MCES - Metropolitan Council Environmental Services
MDA - Minnesota Department of Agriculture
MDH - Minnesota Department of Health
MGS - Minnesota Geological Survey
MRBJPB - Minnesota River Basin Joint Powers Board
MNDOT (also MDOT) - Minnesota Department of Transportation
MPCA (also PCA) - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

N
NFIP - National Flood Insurance Program
NPDES - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (permit)
NRCS - (Formerly Soil Conservation Service) - National Resource Conservation Service
NURP - Nationwide Urban Runoff Program
NWI - National Wetlands Inventory

O
OHWL - Ordinary High Water Level
OPCJ - Prairie Du Chien Group - Jordan Aquifer (or PDCG-J)

P
PAH - Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
PCB - Polychlorinated biphenyl
PRSLWD - Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District

Q

R
RIM - Reinvest in Minnesota

S
SCS - (now NRCS) - Soil Conservation Service, USDA
SCWMA - Scott County Watershed Management Area
SWCD - State Soil and Water Conservation District

T
TAC - Technical Advisory Committee
TMDL - Total Maximum Daily Load

U
USDA - U.S. Department of Agriculture
USFWS - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
USGS - U.S. Geological Survey
UST - Underground Storage Tank

V
VOC - Volatile Organic Compound

W
WCA - Minnesota Wetland Conservation Act
WD - Watershed District
WMA - Wildlife Management Area
WMO - Watershed Management Organization

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