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Lac qui Parle-Yellow Bank
Watershed Partnership


LINK TO WEBSITE:  Lac qui Parle-Yellow Bank Watershed

PLAN:  Coming in 2022


Announcement Thursday January 15th: 

The Public Hearing and Policy Committee Meeting for the LqP-Yellowbank One Watershed One Plan will still be held at 1pm at the City Hall in Canby. A Virtual option has been added and can be accessed as follows:


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Lac qui Parle-Yellow Bank River Watershed Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan Public Hearing

The Lac qui Parle-Yellow Bank Watershed Policy committee, including the Counties and Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Lac qui parle, Yellow Medicine and Lincoln and the Lac qui Parle-Yellow Bank Watershed District, will conduct a public hearing on the draft Lac qui Parle-Yellow Bank River Watershed Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan on Thursday, December 15th, 2022, at 1:00 pm Canby City Hall--- 110 Oscar Ave Canby, MN.

The purpose of this hearing is to make available the comments received during the 60-day comment period. All persons are invited to attend the hearing and submit comments, written or verbal, that will become part of the official public hearing record. These comments will be considered when making final revisions to the Plan.


A copy of the draft plan can be found by clicking on the link below. Additional comments may be submitted at the public hearing or in writing by November 23, 2022, to the Lac qui Parle SWCD– 122 8th Ave S MN 56256, or via email to

Click HERE to view draft of Lac qui Parle-Yellow Bank Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan
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The Lac qui Parle – Yellow Bank One Watershed, One Plan (1W1P) planning area is located along the South Dakota border in west central Minnesota.  The 622,856 acre watersheds are comprised of portions of Lac qui Parle, Yellow Medicine and Lincoln Counties.  The Yellow Bank and Lac qui Parle River watersheds extend from originations in South Dakota and outlet to the Minnesota River, which traverses along the northern edge of the planning area.  The Coteau Des Prairies, a terminal moraine formed from the most recent glaciation, travels in a southeasterly direction and intersects the southwest portion of the planning area.  Topographic relief from the Coteau Des Prairies influences the general northeasterly trending waterflow and creates tremendous diversity in the planning area.  Landscape along the Coteau Des Prairies is a mixture of agricultural and pasture land with intricate topography, whereas the northeast portion of the planning area experiences little elevation variation and has been heavily altered for agricultural production.
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