Zumbro One Watershed, One Plan

In 2018, the Zumbro River watershed was awarded a planning grant by the MN Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) for the One Watershed, One Plan (1W1P) program. The goal of 1W1P is to align local water planning on major watershed boundaries with state strategies towards prioritized, targeted and measurable implementation plans.

The planning area for the Zumbro River 1W1P also includes the Mississippi River Lake Pepin (MRLP) Watershed in Goodhue and Wabasha Counties for a combined total drainage area of 1,058,967 acres. This Partnership which includes the counties and soil and water conservation districts (SWCDs) of Rice, Goodhue, Wabasha, Dodge and Olmsted, along with the Bear Valley Watershed District and the City of Rochester, have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement for the purpose of developing a watershed plan.

The process is locally lead through a Policy Committee comprised of one elected official from each of the 13 Local Government Units within the watershed. It will involve a broad range of stakeholders throughout the process including the use of an Advisory Committee and public meetings. The resulting plan will address the most significant threats to our water resources and an implementation strategy that provides the greatest benefit to the watershed.

Zumbro Watershed 1 Watershed 1 Plan Boundaries 

Click Here to Enlarge Boundary Map (229 KB)

Citizen participation is vital to create a successful and meaningful water plan for our area. The Zumbro One Watershed, One Plan Partnership is seeking input from residents to inform development of a watershed plan to guide water and natural resources management over the next 10 years. Please take this short survey to voice your opinion on the planning and formation of the Greater Zumbro River Watershed Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan.

Watershed Documents

NRCS Rapid Watershed Assessment (1.89 MB)

Zumbro River WRAPS Summary (9.94 MB)

Zumbro Watershed Health Assessment (438 KB)

Zumbro Watershed Context Report (10.9 MB)

Zumbro Watershed Report Card (8.20 MB)

Board of Soil & Water Resources

Zumbro Watershed 1W1P News Release (484 KB)

1W1P Fact Sheet 2018 (392 KB)

1W1P Participating Watersheds Map (2.48 MB)

60-Day Notification

Zumbro 1W1P 60 Day Notice (649 KB)

Zumbro 1W1P Public Kickoff Event (6/13/19)

6/13/19 Public Kickoff Presentation (1.24 MB)

Policy Committee

Zumbro 1W1P By-Laws (932 KB)

Feb. 14, 2019 Meeting Notice (20 KB)

02/14/2019 Agenda (608 KB) | Full Packet (3.64 MB)

02/14/2019 Minutes (743 KB)

April 4, 2019 Meeting Notice (20 KB)

04/04/2019 Agenda (651 KB) | Full Packet (2.14 MB)

04/04/2019 Minutes (116 KB)

May 9, 2019 Meeting Cancellation Notice (85.5 KB)

June 13, 2019 Meeting Notice (16.1 KB)

06/13/2019 Agenda (254 KB) | Full Packet (418 KB)

06/13/2019 Minutes (495 KB)

July 11, 2019 Meeting Cancellation Notice (89.2 KB)

August 8, 2019 Meeting Notice (117 KB)

08/08/2019  Amended Agenda (264 KB) |Amended Full Packet (2.82 MB)

September 12, 2019 Meeting Cancellation Notice (8.77 KB)

For more information contact:

Caitlin Brady or Skip Langer

Olmsted County Soil and Water Conservation District

2122 Campus Drive SE, Suite 200 Rochester, MN 55904

507 328-7070