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Programs and Services: Watershed Management

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Watershed Boundaries

Watershed Management Organizations (WMOs) operate either as Watershed Districts (WDs) with taxing authority, or under joint powers agreements (JPOs) with communities in their watershed. The Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) assists WMOs with a variety of services including Citizen Advisory Committee coordination, plan reviews, water quality studies, geographical information system development, and other technical and administrative tasks. The SWCD also works to protect and enhance watersheds by implementing a number of programs aimed at the use of best management practices including low impact development, construction site erosion control, nutrient management, greenway corridor development, no-till cropping, native vegetation establishment, and others.


DNR Observation Wells


Mississippi Makeover Project


Black Dog WMO
Eagan-Inver Grove Heights WMO
Lower Minnesota River WD
Lower Mississippi River WMO
North Cannon River WMO
Vermillion River Watershed JPO