Grant SWCD
712 Industrial Park Blvd
Elbow Lake, MN 56531

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Grant County Water Planning

Comprehensive Watershed Management Plans

The goal of each Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan (CWMP) is to develop a systematic, watershed-wide, science-based approach to watershed management. Grant SWCD has been working with local counties, SWCDs, and watershed related organizations to complete CWMPs for the four major watershed within Grant County.

Within Grant County there is currently two completed and adopted plans:

  • Pomme de Terre River Watershed Plan – Adopted on DATE
  • Bois de Sioux / Mustinka Watersheds Plan – Adopted on DATE

It is our and our partner’s hopes to complete a Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan for the Chippewa River Watershed within the next few years.

Local Water Management Plan

The purpose of this updated Local Water Management Plan (LWMP) is to identify existing and potential problems and opportunities for protection, management and development of water resources and related land resources in Grant County. Pursuant to the requirements of Minn. Stat. 103B.311 subd.4, the five requirements of this plan are as follows:

  1. The plan must cover the entire county.
  2. The plan must address problems in the context of watershed units and groundwater systems.
  3. The plan must be based upon principals of sound hydrologic management of water, effective environmental protection, and efficient management.
  4. The plan must be consistent with local water management plans prepared by counties and watershed management organizations wholly or partially within a single watershed unit or ground water system.
  5. The plan will cover a ten year period (2005-2015) with an implementation plan that will cover a five year period (2005-2010) and will then be updated for the remaining five years.