State OKs 1W1P plan for watershed

Nearly $600,000 in new funding expected for next 2 years for Cedar-Wapsipinicon comprehensive plan

Dave Copeland (left), board conservationist with the Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources (BWSR), addresses the BWSR state board on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, in St. Paul about the final draft of the Cedar-Wapsipinicon Comprehensive Water Management Plan. BWSR board members approved the plan, which was created through the state’s One Watershed, One Plan (1W1P) process. Seated to his right is Adam King, district manager for Dodge Soil & Water Conservation District, who has helped lead the 1W1P process for the Cedar.
Map showing watershed of the Wapsipinicon River. A small, headwaters area of the Wapsipinicon in southeast Mower County is included in the Cedar River watershed-based management plan.
Adam King, Dodge SWCD districgt manager, speaks in June 2017 during the public kickoff for the Cedar River One Watershed, One Plan (1W1P) process at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center in Austin.
Cedar River One Watershed, One Plan’s Policy Committee along with staff members meet in March 2017 at the Austin Public Library.

Formed in 2007, CRWD works to reduce flooding and improve water quality on the Cedar River State Water Trail and its tributaries in southern Minnesota.