Le Sueur County Ordinance Shoreland Definitions

Ordinary High Water Level (OHWL) is defined in section 4 of the Le Sueur County Ordinance as the boundary of public waters and wetlands, that is an elevation delineating the highest water level which has been maintained for a sufficient period of time to leave evidence upon the landscape, commonly that point where the natural vegetation changes from predominantely aquatic to predominately terrestrial. 

 MN DNR Shoreland History