The District’s Water Management Plan will guide our work for the next 10 years.


The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District (NMCWD) Management Plan (Plan) sets the vision, guidelines, and proposed tasks for managing surface water within the boundaries of the NMCWD.

Required by law, the District’s current Plan was adopted in March 2007, with the next generation plan due in March 2017. The District is seeking a plan extension from BWSR. The Plan is prepared in accordance with Minnesota Statutes 103D and 103B.231, and Minnesota Rules 8410.

2007-2017 Water Management Plan Summary (PDF)

Nine Mile Creek Watershed District Water Management Plan 2007-2017 (PDF)

NMCWD Water Management Plan Amendment 9-21-2016 (PDF)

Water Management Plan Update

NMCWD will post periodic updates about the plan process and schedule as they become available. The next generation plan will be completed in 2017.

Revised Schedule (October 2016): Water Management Plan Revised Project Schedule

Plan Development

Word cloud representing the key issues expressed at the May 4 Community Input Meeting for NMCWD Water Manangement Plan
Word cloud representing the key issues expressed at the May 4 Community Input Meeting

The District holds regular meetings with its Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), made up of agency representatives including state, regional, county, and city staff members, to gather recommendations, input, and insight on the plan.

The District collected feedback from the community through an online Community Input Survey. The survey received 719 responses, and the information was incorporated by the NMCWD Board of Managers as they prioritized issues to be addressed in the Plan.

NMCWD Plan Update – Summary of Online Survey Results (PDF)

The NMCWD also hosted a community input forum on May 4, 2016 to solicit feedback regarding citizen issues and concerns.

Summary of May 4, 2016 Community Input Forum (PDF)

The NMCWD Board of Managers has monthly meetings to review stakeholder input and to work on the development of the next generation plan.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the water management plan or planning process, please contact the NMCWD’s District Administrator at 952-835-2078.