How to establish a watershed district
Watershed districts are formed for reasons ranging from flood control to water quality protection.
They are established when water management problems become greater than one community or city can handle.
They are formed at the request of local citizens, county boards or cities by petitioning the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) under the procedures set forth in the Watershed Act.
Water management on a watershed basis is important for uniform and effective controls, not only to correct problems but to prevent them.