One Watershed One Plan (1W1P)

The 1W1P is a statewide effort aimed to transorm the way local entities plan for resource management. The plan consolidates policies, programs and implementation strategies from existing data, studies and plans, and incorporates input from multiple planning partners to provide a single plan for management of the watershed. The plan focuses on targeted and measurable implementation efforts and lays out specific actions to manage water quantity, protect and restore water quality, natural habitat, recreational uses and drinking water sources in the watershed.

Within the Red Lake Watershed District there are five subwatershed; Red Lake River, Grand Marais, Thief River, Clearwater River and the Upper and Lower Red Lake. The Red Lake River and Grand Marais are grouped together, otherwise there is a 1W1P for each sub-watershed, totaling of 4 separate plans. Red Lake River and Thief River plans are completed while Clearwater River and the Upper and Lower Red Lake plans are currently being created. See below for more information on each plan.

Red Lake River One Watershed One Plan

This plan was approved in 2017 and recieved its first round of funding in 2018 and second round of funing in 2020! Grade stablilization structures, water and sediment control basins, and ditch outlet stabilizations projects have been completed and more is yet to be done!

Click here for the Red Lake River One Watershed One Plan Amended 2019

Click here to visit West Polk SWCD's website for more info

Thief River One Watershed One Plan

This plan was approved in 2020 and recieved its first round of funding. Streambank stabilizations, ditch outlet stabilizations and cover crop practices are some things that have been completed or will be completed.

Click here for the Thief River One Watershed One Plan

Click here to visit RLWD's subwatersheds website for more info

Upper and Lower Red Lake One Watershed One Plan

This plan is currently in the works.

Click here to visit RLWD's subwatersheds website for more info or

Click here to visit Red Lake Department of Natural Resources website for more info