Watershed Management Plan

Each Watershed Plan sets goals for the next 10 years.

Minnesota statute dictates that all watershed units in the Twin Cities metro area must adopt a watershed management plan.

In June 2016, the Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Board, which governs the VRWJPO, adopted 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 a great overview of the watershed’s physical and biological conditions and water quality. Progress reports on Watershed Plan implementation and information on proposed Watershed Plan amendments will be available on this page.

The Vermillion River Watershed Standards were updated in September 2019. Updates focused primarily on the requirements for construction site erosion and sediment controls.

2016 Management Plan