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Des Moines River Watershed One Partnership

Who are we?
The Des Moines River Watershed Partnership is a joint powers organization of local governments formed for the purpose
 of organizing, implementing and maintaining the Des Moines River Watershed Management Plan.
Local partners include Cottonwood, Jackson, Lyon, Martin, Murray and Nobles Counties and Soil & Water Conservation Districts and the Heron Lake Watershed District. 

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The Des Moines River Watershed Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan was approved on March 22, 2023. This plan was developed through the One Watershed, One Plan (1W1P) program.

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Eligible Projects for Funding
Watershed-based implementation funding allows collaborating local governments to pursue timely solutions based on a watershed's highest priority needs. Partnerships operating under an approved Comprehensive Water Management Plan are eligible for these funds.

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Eligible Projects
For more information, contact your local office

Cottonwood SWCD   507-832-8287
Jackson SWCD   507-662-6682 Ext. 3
Lyon SWCD   507-532-8207 Ext. 3
Martin SWCD   507-235-6680
Murray SWCD   507-836-6990 Ext. 3
Nobles SWCD   507-376-9150 Ext. 3
Heron Lake Watershed District   507-793-2462

DMR Watershed boundary Map

About the Des Moines River Watershed
Located in Southwest Minnesota, the Des Moines River Watershed (DRW), encompasses 3 major (HUC-8) watersheds in southwestern Minnesota.

  • Headwaters of Des Moines River (07100001)
  • Lower Des Moines River (07100002)
  • East Fork Des Moines River (07100003)

In total, these three watersheds drain 983,719 acres of land from Minnesota and include portions of Cottonwood, Jackson, Martin, Murray, Nobles, Lyon, and Pipestone counties. The Basin borders the Redwood and Cottonwood River watersheds to the north. The western edge of the Des Moines River Basin borders the Missouri River basin. And lastly, the eastern edge of the Des Moines River basin borders the Watonwan River and Blue Earth River Watersheds.

Land and Water Resources Narrative

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