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     Fillmore Soil and Water
     Conservation District
     507-765-3878 Ext. 3

     900 Washington St. SW
     Preston, MN 55965

 

 

Root River Watershed

Root River One Watershed, One Plan Pilot Project

In early 2014, planning partners in this watershed area joined together to submit a nomination to pilot the One Watershed, One Plan in the Root River Watershed.  In June, the Root River was selected as one of five major watersheds across the state to pilot this program.                                                  

The six-county watershed planning area includes those portions of Dodge, Olmsted, Winona, Houston, Fillmore, and Mower counties that drain to the Root River, the Minnesota portion of the Upper Iowa River watershed and the Mississippi-Reno watershed in Houston County.  The planning area encompasses over 1.3 million acres.

The pilot program will involve a broad range of stakeholders, including governments, state agencies, and community members and organizations as partners in the planning process.  The resulting plan will address the most significant threats to our water resources and the land use practices that provide the greatest environmental benefits to the watersheds.

For more information, contact Jennifer Ronnenberg or Donna Rasmussen at the Fillmore SWCD office.

NEW INFORMATION:

6/22/2016 Public Review Draft of One Watershed, One Plan Document
  Please submit comments before August 14, 2016 to Donna Rasmussen or Jennifer Ronnenberg
  Appendices to One Watershed, One Plan Document
Approved 6/3/2015 Priority Resources Table

WORKING DRAFT OF THE ROOT RIVER WATERSHED IMPLEMENTATION PLAN:

Draft Section 1 Draft Section 2

Draft Section 3

(Added 2/5/2016)

Draft Section 5

 

Root River One Watershed, One Plan Public Kickoff Open House Maps

     General Location Map      MPCA Impaired Streams Map      Karst Map              Shaded Relief Map

     Biodiversity Map              Soil Texture Map                           Land Use Map

Root River One Watershed, One Plan Workplan and Budget

Root River One Watershed, One Plan Memorandum of Agreement

Root River One Watershed, One Plan Bylaws

 

Root River One Watershed, One Plan Policy Committee               Policy Committee Members

    Meetings

Agendas
Minutes
A Policy Committee, made up of elected officials has the
January 21, 2015 January 21, 2015 primary role of making final decisions about the content
March 2, 2015 March 2, 2015 of the watershed plan and its submittal to and approval
April 6, 2015 April 6, 2015 by the MN Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR).
May 4, 2015 May 4, 2015  
June 3, 2015 June 3, 2015  
July 6, 2015 July 6, 2015  
August 31, 2015 August 31, 2015  
November 2, 2015 November 2, 2015  
November 30, 2015 November 30, 2015  
January 4, 2016 January 4, 2016  
April 11, 2016 April 11, 2016  
June 13, 2016    
 

Stakeholder Plan with Advisory Committee Information

Root River One Watershed, One Plan Advisory Committee                 Advisory Committee Members

     Meetings                                                                                                   

Agendas
Minutes
The purpose of an Advisory Committee is to make
April 29, 2015 April 29, 2015 recommendations to the Policy Committee regarding
June 30, 2015 June 30, 2015 identification of priority resources and targeted
August 21, 2015 August 21, 2015 implementation for protecting and restoring water
October 19, 2015 October 19, 2015 resources.
    The Advisory Committee met Monday, March 7th at 9:00 am in Room 108 of the Fillmore County Office Building in Preston for review of Section 4 of the draft watershed plan.  No minutes were recorded since the entire meeting was review of the plan.

Root River One Watershed, One Plan -- State Agency Priority Concerns

     Root River One Watershed, One Plan -- Notification to State Agencies

          State Agency Responses:

            MN Board of Water and Soil Resources

            MN Pollution Control Agency

            MN Department of Agriculture

            MN Department of Natural Resources

            MN Department of Health

Root River One Watershed, One Plan -- Consultant Proposals

     Root River One Watershed, One Plan -- Request for Proposals

          Consultant Proposals:

             Barr Engineering

             Burns McDonnell

             EOR

             Houston Engineering

             RESPEC

             Wenck

             WSB

Root River Citizen Involvement

    2013 Root River Citizen Conversations Summary

    2014 Root River Citizen Conversations Summary

 

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