BWSR Grant for Terrain Analysis
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MPCA / Yellow Medicine River Major Watershed Restoration and
Medicine River Watershed District, Minneota, Minnesota has entered into a
contract with MPCA to begin work on a project titled the Yellow Medicine
River Major Watershed Restoration and Protection Study. This project began
in the state legislature, where it was decided that the state’s water quality
issues should be managed on a watershed basis.
BWSR One Watershed One Plan
The Yellow Medicine River Watershed District and its
project partners have been awarded a grant to begin the process of gathering
data, making assessments, modeling using our Geographic Information
System, and completing a report that will be used by our Watershed
District and all of our partner agencies in writing their individual Water
Plans. A Water Plan is a document that details the goals and
proposed funding sources for many of our water quantity and water quality
projects. Flood control is our first priority, as well as
sustaining cropland for future generations, by controlling run off from the
croplands. This in turn will help to manage the introduction of
sediment to the river. We also work towards prevention of eroded
riverbanks, through the removal of tree jams that block the flow of the
current. The public has been attending meetings in which they are
being asked to share their input on the future goals of the watershed so that
we can write those goals into our future watershed plan. For more
information, please call us.
Review the YMRWD
Medicine River Watershed District recently completed the process of updating
our 10 year watershed management plan. The Board of Soil and Water Resources
reviewed and approved our 10 year overall plan in the Spring of 2009.
district has made great strides in the last ten years, and expects the next
10 years to be even more productive and progressive.
Click here to see what’s new.
Yellow Medicine River Watershed Boundary Map
(Click Map for larger view)