The Yellow Medicine River Watershed was 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 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.
Since the adoption of the plan in December 2016, the plan is governed by a Memorandum of Agreement for Implementation with administration provided by the Yellow Medicine River Watershed District.
For current information about the YM-1W1P, please click here.
The final Plan document is available by clicking on: