Yellow Medicine River Watershed District | 122 N. Jefferson St. | PO Box 267 | Minneota,
MN 56264 | 507-
© 2021 Yellow Medicine River Watershed District
The Yellow Medicine River Watershed District (YMRWD) is a local unit of government
established on August 27, 1971 through a petition of its residents to the MN Board
of Water and Soil Resources. The jurisdiction of the organization covers 685 square
miles in southwestern Minnesota that drain to the Yellow Medicine River in Lincoln
(39%), Lyon (23%), and Yellow Medicine (38%) counties. County Commissioners appoint
representatives to a 5-
1. Manage public drainage by serving as the drainage authority for public ditch systems.
2. Manage private drainage activities through a permit system backed by district rules and regulations.
3. Work with local partners to implement activities defined in the Yellow Medicine One Watershed One Plan that work on the following three goals:
a. Reduce the potential for flooding by mitigating the impacts created from altering natural drainage patterns.
b. Reduce the transport of pollutants into our surface water (primarily excess sediment, nutrients, and bacteria).
c. Protect and preserve groundwater quantity and quality.
To review the One Watershed One Plan in its entirety, click on the link below.
It is the goal of the Yellow Medicine River Watershed District that the information on its website be accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and that the statutes implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 104, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and that statutes implementing regulations at 28 C.F.R. Part 35.
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Public Hearing Notice
Public Hearing Notice: The Board of Managers have scheduled a public hearing to present and receive comments on the District 2022 proposed budget and levy. 9:15 a.m. On Monday, August 16th at the District Office.
Public Meeting Notice: A public meeting to present and receive comments on the Yellow Medicine One Watershed One Plan progress and to review future goals. 6 p.m. on Monday, August 9, at the Porter Café, 306 1st St. Porter, MN 56280
The board plans to resume in person meetings in April 2021. An online option will be maintained for any member of the public who would like to observe a meeting as we will be limiting public in person attendance in order to observe social distancing guidelines.
If any member of the public would like to listen to the meeting via telephone please contact Michelle Overholser for the information.
In addition, our staff is currently primarily working remotely.
If you need assistance, please call Michelle at