Watershed Management Plan

The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization is committed to protecting, managing and improving the water resources and habitat within our watershed boundaries. We proactively seek out future opportunities for stormwater treatment across the watershed that fits with the desired land use of the redevelopment occurring. These efforts result in designs that serve multiple purposes and maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of our work to reduce flooding, improve water quality and habitat.

Our watershed management plan sets out goals, strategies and implementation actions based on past studies and current data on the watershed.

The MWMO’s watershed management plan is used in several ways:

  • MWMO staff and commissioners use the plan to guide watershed management decisions and to assist in the development of annual staff work plans.
  • Member organizations (i.e. local governments) use the plan to develop local surface water management plans, and to assist in scheduling and coordinating capital improvements and programs.
  • Residents, businesses and other organizations within the watershed can use the plan to learn more about water and habitat within the watershed, and to be aware of the projects, activity areas and operations of the MWMO.

Current Watershed Management Plan (2021-2031)

Documents last updated: January 13, 2022

Full Plan

MWMO Watershed Management Plan 2021-2031 (PDF, 61.7 MB, 230 pages) — via Google Drive
Appendices A – K Combined (PDF, 7 MB, 251 pages)


Chapter 1: Introduction (PDF, 0.6 MB, 3 pages)
Chapter 2: Executive Summary (PDF, 1 MB, 16 pages)
Chapter 3: Member Authorities and Responsibilities (PDF, 0.7 MB, 21 pages)
Chapter 4: MWMO Resource Inventory (PDF, 21.5 MB, 122 pages)
Chapter 5: Watershed Issues, Goals, and Strategies (PDF, 0.6 MB, 16 pages)
Chapter 6: MWMO Financials (PDF, 3.2 MB, 26 pages)
Chapter 7: MWMO Administration/Internal Operations (PDF, 0.6 MB, 24 pages)


Appendix A MWMO Joint and Cooperative Agreement, Legal Description and Bylaws (PDF, 3 MB, 59 pages)
Appendix B MWMO Standards (PDF, 0.1 MB, 6 pages)
Appendix C Water Resource-Related Activities of Member Organizations (PDF, 0.9 MB, 82 pages)
Appendix D Soil Series Descriptions (PDF, 0.2 MB, 11 pages)
Appendix E Rare Species Index and Blanding’s Turtle Information (PDF, 0.5 MB, 12 pages)
Appendix F Joint and Cooperative Agreement regarding Bassett Creek Tunnels (PDF, 1 MB, 18 pages)
Appendix G Public Comments and Issues Identification (PDF, 0.3 MB, 16 pages)
Appendix H Statutory Reviewer Comments and Responses (PDF, 0.4 MB, 20 pages)
Appendix I Design Sequence Flow Chart (PDF, 0.1 MB, 2 pages)
Appendix J MWMO 2021 WMP Data Sources and Updates (PDF, 0.4 MB, 21 pages)
Appendix K Public Hearing Comments and Responses (PDF, 0.2 MB, 2 pages)

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Dan Kalmon
Planning Principal
612-236-3089 or dkalmon@mwmo.org