On April 3, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced that the state’s stormwater manual is now available in Wikipedia format. The previous manual was a cumbersome 850 pages, but the new Web-based format is easily searchable, mobile accessible, and can be rapidly updated.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) stormwater program officials expect the manual’s size to double during the next year as the state moves toward new performance goals for minimal impact designs on developing properties. Now that the manual is online, MPCA can also incorporate new research and information on stormwater controls, including design, construction, maintenance, and pollutant removal.

Users can submit public feedback on the website, which may be incorporated into the manual, based on MPCA’s discretion.