One Watershed, One Plan is a program sponsored by BWSR for locals to write a water plan on a watershed boundary. Traditionally, these plans have been written based on county boundaries but we are moving away from that model to ones based on watersheds. This is a beneficial changes that should help plans be more cohesive and impactful. We'll look at all the issues and protection needs in a watershed and prioritize them. We'll create goals to restore and protect the most important water bodies. Local governments, counties; SWCDs; and watershed districts, will adopt these plans after the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) and other state agencies review the plans.
The Otter Tail One Watershed, One Plan has reached the final approval phase and the final draft of the plan for the Otter Tail River watershed has been submitted.
When the plan is approved, project partners will receive new Watershed Based Implementation Funding every year for the next ten years. This funding will provide for projects throughout the watershed.
Thank you to all who have contributed. See below for updates and past meeting information (click links to view).