Schmaltz to watershed board

Stephen Schmaltz will serve on the Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District Board in an unexpired term that will go to Sept. 22, 2014. The Washington County Board of Commissioners made the appointment Aug. 27.

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.