Watershed Management Plan

Minnesota statute dictates that all watershed units in the Twin Cities metro area must adopt a watershed management plan. Each Watershed Plan sets goals for the next 10 years.

Currently, the VRWJPO is following the 2016-2025 Vermillion River Watershed Management Plan. The plan includes a range of actions to protect and improve surface water and groundwater quality in the watershed. It also features an overview of the watershed’s physical and biological conditions and water quality. The VRWJPO is also in process of developing the 2026-2035 Plan, which you can learn about here.