District working on Major Plan Amendment

Comment period extended to Sept. 20

The Lower Minnesota River Watershed District is in the process of amending its Watershed Management Plan (the Plan). This amendment is in response to a request from the District's Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to align the Plan with the updating of water governance documents of municipalities within and watershed management organizations adjacent to the District. The Plan amendment focuses on the Standards in Section 3 and the Implementation Program in Section 4 of the current Third Watershed Management Plan. Other Sections have also been revised to update the Plan.

As of 8/11/2017 Draft Plan sections include strike-through text of deleted material, so you can compare revisions with the original text.

To read the new and revised sections of the Plan, and to comment, see the Management Plan page. Comment deadline has been extended from September 1, 2017 to September 20, 2017.

River Watch needs educator volunteers to lead teams collecting water samples

The Friends of the Minnesota Valley are looking for teachers and administrators to help train, and lead, students monitoring the river's water quality. The Minnesota River watch is to be modeled after a successful program in the Red River Valley. For details of the new watch, see the Friends' fall 2016 newsletter.