One Watershed One Plan

1 Watershed 1 Plan (1W1P)

Sauk River Watershed

The Sauk River Watershed (070102020) lies in the heart of rural central Minnesota, encompassing a complex system of integrated lakes and streams.  Located in the North Central Hardwoods Ecoregion, the Sauk River watershed transitions from an agricultural, semi-forested landscape in the northern region to a highly concentrated agricultural landscape in the central region to a very urbanized area in the southern region.

The Sauk River Watershed covers a large land area, over 1,042 square miles. The Sauk River originates from Osakis Lake, near the city of Osakis and flows southeasterly 134.9 river miles (MNDNR, 2011) to the city of St. Cloud, where it joins the Mississippi River. The watershed, like the Sauk River, extends in a northwest to southeast direction (see map below).

For policy documents and committee information please visit the Sauk River Watershed District’s website at and click on the yellow One Watershed One Plan bubble.

Pomme de Terre Watershed

The Pomme de Terre River watershed is one of seven participating areas in the second round of One Watershed, One Plan (1W1P) projects approved by the Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources (BWSR). 1W1P allows local governments charged with water management responsibility to organize and develop a comprehensive management plan based on a watershed scale. Currently, The Pomme de Terre Joint Powers Board (JPB) refers to many priorities, actions, and projects from six different county water management plans to make decisions about prioritizing project funds. As a result of this planning process and collaborating with local, state, and public members of the watershed area the JPB will be able to utilize a single document that will further pinpoint the current collaborative efforts by prioritizing, targeting, and measuring goals agreed upon. The proposed comprehensive document will ultimately ease the process of prioritizing projects and sharing funds among LGUs.

For policy documents and committee information please visit the Pomme de Terre River Association’s website at .

Chippewa River Watershed

Long Prairie Watershed

The Long Prairie Watershed – One Watershed one plan (1W1P) – is slowly taking shape in the very early developmental and brainstorming stage.

Long Prairie One Watershed One Plan Project Website. Click here!

Long Prairie One Watershed One Plan Story Map: Click Here!

Long Prairie River Watershed Newsletter:
Volume 1- May 2021
Volume 2 – July 2021

Check out these awesome articles to help give you a better understanding of what a watershed is, and the process of 1W1P.

Part 1 – What Watershed are you?
Part 2 – Introducing the Long Prairie Watershed.
Part 3 -Rural Dictionary – Acronym of the Year.
Part 4 – Planning for a plan_The Long Prairie Watershed.

The Long Prairie River One Watershed One Plan Collaborative between Douglas, Morrison, Otter Tail, Todd and Wadena Counties and respective SWCD Boards invites the public to participate in a 60 day formal comment period on the Draft Long Prairie River Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan. A formal review period was initiated by the Policy Committee on May 20, 2022 and will be open until July 19, 2022. To review the plan, please visit the following web links.

Draft Plan Summary:

Draft Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan:

Draft Appendices: All comments and inquires can be submitted to Comments must be submitted no later than July 19, 2022.

Red Eye Watershed