Public hearings on the draft of the proposed Root River One Watershed, One Plan will be held next month. It's a ten-year implementation plan for the Root River Watershed which runs through Houston, Fillmore, Mower, and Winona counties. It proposes to put the watershed area under the jurisdiction of one joint group instead several independent groups. This is a new model for water management the state hopes to use across Minnesota. Public hearings are set for September to gather citizen feedback on the Root River One Watershed, One Plan pilot project after two years of work.Following a two-month state review for their draft water management plan, Root River One Watershed, One Plan (1W1P) officials will host public hearings Sept. 7 in Stewartville and Sept. 8 in Caledonia. Each event will have an open house on Root River 1W1P from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. followed by a public hearing at 7:30 p.m.
The public can access the draft plan at www.fillmoreswcd.org. Public hearings for the Ten-Year Implementation Plan will be held in September in Stewartville and Caledonia.