Water Planning

Local Water Management Plan

The Local Water Management Plan (PDF) (LWM Plan) identifies goals and objectives concerning both surface and groundwater resources within the County as well as guidance on implementation. The goals and objectives for the LWM Plan were identified through citizen comments, surveys, and the Priority Concerns Scoping Document. The LWM Plan is required under MN Statute 103B and is updated every 10 years. It was most recently adopted b the Nicollet County Board of Commissioners on September 25, 2018.

One Watershed, One Plan

Nicollet County has joined together with SWCD and other County and Watershed partners to develop One Watershed, One Plan (1W1P) for the three major watersheds within Nicollet County. The goal of 1W1P is to align local water planning on major watershed boundaries with state strategies towards prioritized, targeted, and measurable implementation plans. Please follow the links below for more information on each project:

Hawk Creek Middle Minnesota 1W1P

Lower Minnesota River West 1W1P