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 received input via a survey from residents to inform development of a watershed plan to guide water and natural resources management over the next 10 years. 

Greater Zumbro 1W1P Survey Results (210 KB)

Waterside Chats

Zumbro River 1W1P Waterside Chats Flyer (564 KB)

Zumbro River 1W1P Waterside Chats Summary (1.34 MB)

Zumbro River 1W1P Waterside Chats Presentation (1.44 MB)

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)

BWSR Zumbro 1W1P Priority Concerns Letter (205 KB)

MDA Zumbro 1W1P Priority Concerns Letter (2.45 MB)

MDH Zumbro 1W1P Priority Concerns Letter (2.29 MB)

MDNR Zumbro 1W1P Priority Concerns Letter (258 KB)

MPCA Zumbro 1W1P Priority Concerns Letter (369 KB)

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

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

Project Update Newsletters

Volume 1 Fall 2019 (917 KB)

Volume 2 Spring 2020 (524 KB)

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) 

08/08/2019Minutes (239 KB)

September 12, 2019 Meeting Cancellation Notice (8.77 KB)

October 10, 2019 Meeting Notice (113 KB)

10/10/2019 Agenda (164 KB)Full Packet (2.22 MB)

10/10/2019 Minutes (187 KB)

November 14, 2019 Meeting Cancellation Notice (88.1 KB)

December 12, 2019 Meeting Notice (109 KB)

12/12/2019 Agenda (161 KB) | Full Packet (1.86 MB)

January 9, 2020 Meeting Cancellation Notice (88.6 KB)

February 13, 2020 Meeting Cancellation Notice (87.5 KB)

March 12, 2020 Meeting Notice (116 KB)

03/12/2020 Agenda (167 KB) | Full Packet (2.49 MB)

03/12/2020 Minutes (201 KB)

April 9, 2020 Meeting Cancellation Notice (8.76 KB)

May 14, 2020 Meeting Cancellation Notice (91.7 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