The State of Minnesota requires every county to adopt a local water management plan. The plan addresses land use decisions across the county that will help with local goals and priorities to improve and protect surface and groundwater resources.
Local Water Management Plan
Le Sueur County requested from BWSR an extension on our Local Water Management Plan until December 31, 2026. This time will allow us to fully transition to One Watershed One Plan.
In 2015, the State of Minnesota proposed a new approach to watershed management referred to as One Watershed One Plan which has multiple government units working together to develop a water management plan based off of a major watershed boundary. The idea is to work on a major watershed scale which in return should be more effective in improving, restoring, and protecting our resources. Le Sueur County has four major watersheds: Cannon River, Middle Minnesota River, Lower Minnesota River, and Le Sueur River.
One Watershed One Plan
Currently Le Sueur County has one approved One Watershed One Plan. To find out more about this plan and what the goals and priorities are for the Cannon River Watershed, please visit the Cannon River One Watershed One Plan page.
If you would like more information about the One Watershed One Plan program, please visit the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) website (located below) or watch a video (located above).