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 is started. Return here for updates and meeting links.
Thank you to the over 200 people who responded to our survey! We will be compiling results and creating issue statements over the next several months. Stay tuned for other updates in the next several months as the process begins to ramp up.
The next Otter Tail 1W1P Policy Committee Meeting will be held January 27th, 2022. Meeting agenda and Zoom link are available here.