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The Yellow Medicine River Watershed has been selected by the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) as one of the five pilot areas for the One Watershed, One Plan program.  This program allows counties to transition from county-based water management planning to watershed-based planning.  The planning area for the Yellow Medicine River One Watershed, One Plan includes a drainage area of over 438,400 acres.  The Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, and Yellow Medicine County Boards of Commissioners and their respective SWCD Boards of Managers, along with the Yellow Medicine River Watershed District and Area II Minnesota River Basin Projects, Inc., have all given their support to the planning effort and have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement for the sole purpose of undertaking this process.    

 Yellow Medicine 1W1P Map


The Yellow Medicine One Watershed One Plan Partnership, on behalf of the members, is pleased to present the

Yellow Medicine One Watershed One Plan.


The final Plan is available by clicking on:



Supporting Documents:


60-Day Comment Letters received as of July 15, 2016:

BWSR     BWSR Attachment    DNR    Lower MN River Water District     MDA     MDH     MPCA


"Kick-Off" Meeting Minutes:   March 10, 2015 Minutes            March 11, 2015 Minutes          April 13, 2015 Minutes


Click for the Yellow Medicine 1W1P Map          1W1P Executed Memorandum of Agreement      MOA Amendment #1       1W1P By-Laws

 1W1P Fact Sheet        MOA for IMPLEMENTATION 

 GRANT REPORTING:  2015 Website Report     2016 Website Report     2017 Website Report

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