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Comprehensive Watershed Management Plans

What is Watershed Planning?

What is Watershed Planning?

One Watershed, One Plan is a program sponsored by the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) for locals to write a water plan on a watershed boundary. Traditionally, these plans have been written based on county boundaries but we are moving away from that model to ones based on watershed boundaries. This is a beneficial change that should help plans be more cohesive and impactful. We look at all the issues and protection needs in the watershed and prioritize them. We create goals to restore and protect the most important water bodies. Local governments, counties, swcds, and watershed districts will adopt these new plans as their local plan after state approval.

Otter Tail River Watershed Plan

Otter Tail River Watershed Plan

The Otter Tail River Watershed planning process has begun. As we move through the planning process information will be updated on the East Otter Tail SWCD website. You can access this information by clicking on the link below.

Otter Tail River Plan Information

Pomme de Terre River Watershed Plan

Pomme de Terre River Watershed Plan

The Pomme de Terre River Association’s Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan was approved by the Board of Water and Soil Resources on August 26, 2020. The goal of the CWMP is to develop a systematic, watershed-wide, science-based approach to watershed management.

The Pomme de Terre River Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan and other supporting documents can be found on the Pomme de Terre River Associations Website.

PDTRA Website

Buffalo-Red River Watershed Plan

Buffalo-Red River Watershed Plan

The Buffalo-Red River Watershed Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan (BRRW CWMP) was developed out of a statewide program known as the One Watershed, One Plan (1W1P) authorized by statute (103B.801). It represents an effort to develop a single, concise, and coordinated approach to watershed management. This plan is written to guide local water managers and consolidates policies, programs and implementation strategies from existing data, studies and plans, and incorporates input from multiple planning partners to provide a single plan for management of the watershed. Previously, numerous county and watershed district plans were developed for different areas of this watershed with little attention paid to coordination at the watershed scale. This plan’s purpose is to build on existing plans and information to develop goals and targeted and measurable implementation actions to better manage water resources in this watershed.

The Buffalo-Red River Watershed One Watershed, One Plan (1W1P) was reviewed and prescribed by the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil (BWSR) on 10/28/20.  Follow the link below to view the final Buffalo-Red River Watershed (BRRW) Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan (CWMP), Appendix, and other supporting documents.  

BRRWD Plan Page

Bois de Sioux-Mustinka River Watershed Plan

Bois de Sioux-Mustinka River Watershed Plan

On January 27, 2021, the Joint Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan for the Bois de Sioux & Mustinka Watersheds was approved. This plan is the product of an intense multi-year One Watershed One Plan planning process. 

Follow the link below to view the final Bois de Sioux - Mustinka Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan (CWMP), Appendix, and other supporting documents.  

BDSM Plan Page

Chippewa River Watershed Plan

Chippewa River Watershed

Long Prairie River Watershed Plan

Long Prairie River Watershed Plan

The Long Prairie River Watershed planning process has begun. As we move through the planning process information will be updated on the Todd County website. You can access this information by clicking on the link below.

Long Prairie River Plan Information