Damchik appointed to watershed district post

The Washington County Board of Commissioners appointed Richard Damchik, Forest Lake, to the Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District Aug. 13. This will be Damchik’s fifth term, and it will expire Sept. 22, 2016. Watershed district governance, required by state statute, helps to control or alleviate damage by flood waters; improve stream channels for drainage or navigation; reclaim or fill wet or overflow lands; oversee water supply for irrigation; regulate the flow of streams; divert or change water courses; provide and conserve water supply; and provide for the protection of groundwater and regulation of groundwater use.