MRBDC Hawk Creek-Yellow Medicine Major Watershed Management Description

Watershed Management


Local Water Planning

Chippewa County Comprehensive Water Plan Update 1995-2000

Kandiyohi County Comprehensive Local Water Management Plan 1995-2000

Lac qui Parle County Comprehensive Water Plan Update 1995-2000

Lincoln County Comprehensive Water Plan

Lyon County Comprehensive Local Water Plan 1996-2001

Redwood County Comprehensive Water Plan 1996-2005

Renville County Comprehensive Water Plan

Yellow Medicine County Comprehensive Local Water Plan 1997-2001


Directory of County Water Planners in the Hawk Creek-Yellow Medicine River Major Watershed




Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD)

Chippewa Soil and Water Conservation District
Kandiyohi Soil and Water Conservation District
Lac qui Parle Soil and Water Conservation District
Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District
Lyon Soil and Water Conservation District
Redwood Soil and Water Conservation District
Renville Soil and Water Conservation District
Yellow Medicine Soil and Water Conservation District





Watershed Organizations

Area II Minnesota River Basin Projects, Inc.
Coordinator - Kerry Netzke phone: (507) 537-6369

Hawk Creek Clean Water Partnership Project
Contact - Randy Nelson phone: (320) 231-0008

Lincoln County Water Management Task Force
Contact - Pauline Moen phone: (507) 694-1630

Minnesota River Basin Joint Powers Board (MRBJPB)
Executive Director - Steve Hansen phone: (612) 361-6590

Prairie Country Resource Conservation and Development Council (RC&D)
Coordinator - Randy Nelson phone: (320) 231-0008

Region (6W) Upper MN Valley Regional Development Commission
Executive Director - Paul Michaelson phone: (320) 289-1981 or (1-800) 752-1983

Region (6E) Mid-Minnesota Regional Development Commission
Executive Director - Eugene Hippe phone: (320) 235-8504 or (1-800) 450-8608

Region (8) Southwest Regional Development Commission
Executive Director - Randy Jorgenson phone: (507) 836-8547

Yellow Medicine River Project
Contact - Terry Renken phone: (507) 872-6720

Yellow Medicine River Watershed District
District Administrator - Terry Renken phone: (507) 872-6720




Watershed Projects

Eagle Lake - Lake Assessment Program.  MPCA Lake Assessment Program (LAP), 1994. The project area is the Eagle Lake lakeshed of minor watershed 25002.

Fales-Van Hyfte Reservoir Project.  Yellow Medicine River Watershed District, 1981. The project is located in minor watershed 25117 located in Lincoln County.

Hauschild-Thange Reservoir Project.  Yellow Medicine River Watershed District, 1980. The project is located in minor watershed 25138 in Lincoln County.

Hawk Creek Watershed Project Phase I - Diagnostic (CWP).  MPCA Clean Water Partnership Project, 1997-2000. The project area lies within these counties: Chippewa, Kandiyohi, and Renville, which is north and east of the Minnesota River.
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Henderson Lake - Lake Assessment Program.  MPCA Lake Assessment Program (LAP), 1996. The project area is the Henderson Lake lakeshed of minor watershed 25001.

Lake Shaokatan Sediment-Phosphorus Study.  Yellow Medicine River Watershed District and the University of Minnesota, 1993. The project area is the Lake Shaokatan lakeshed located in minor watershed 25147.

Minnesota River Assessment Project (MRAP) Biological and Toxicological Assessment Ambient Toxicity Assessment in the Minnesota River Basin.   MPCA, 1989-1992. The project area is the Minnesota River main stem and twelve tributary sites. Within the major watershed, the project included minor watershed 25161.

Minnesota River Assessment Project (MRAP) Biological and Toxicological Assessment Analysis of Benthic Macroinvertebrate Communities in the Minnesota River Watershed.  MPCA, 1989-1992. The project area includes 41 select assessment sites. Within the major watershed, the project included minor watersheds: 25022, 25147, 25161.

Minnesota River Assessment Project (MRAP) Biological and Toxicological Assessment A Fish Community Analysis of the Minnesota River Basin.  MPCA, 1990-1992. The project area is 116 sites along the Minnesota River main stem and tributaries, and within select minor watersheds. Within the major watershed, the project included minor watersheds: 25126, 25088, 25075, 25022, 25037, 25055, 25058, 25038, 25161, 25053.

Minnesota River Assessment Project (MRAP) Land Use Assessment - Level III. MPCA, 1990-1991. The Level III Land Use Assessment project area included 32 select minor watersheds. Within the major watershed, the project included minor watersheds: 25022, 25038, 25088, 25147.

Minnesota River Assessment Project (MRAP) Land Use Assessment - Level III (Revised Methodology).  MPCA, 1991. The revised Level III Land Use Assessment project area included 5 additional minor watersheds. Within the major watershed, the project included minor watershed 25161.

Water Quality Status of Six Major Creeks in Renville County.  Renville County, 1995-1997. The project area is six major creeks in Renville County. Within the major watershed, the project included minor watersheds: 25037, 25042, 25053.

Lake Shaokatan Restoration Project Phase I-Diagnostic (CWP).  MPCA, 1990-1993. The project area is the Lake Shaokatan lakeshed located in minor watershed 25147.

Lake Shaokatan Restoration Project Phase II-Implementation (CWP).  MPCA, 1993-1995. The project area is the Lake Shaokatan lakeshed located in minor watershed 25147.

Sonstegard-Telste Reservoir Project.  Yellow Medicine River Watershed District, 1983. This project is located in minor watershed 25157 in Lyon County.

Greater Yellow Medicine River Project Phase I-Diagnostic (CWP).  MPCA Clean Water Partnership Project, 1998-2000. The project area lies within these counties: Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood, and Yellow Medicine, which is south and west of the Minnesota River.
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