Lac qui Parle Yellow Bank
The Lac qui Parle-Yellow Bank Watershed District's Mission is to:
Serve as a partner in water planning and management with the State Agencies, Counties, Cities, & Soil & Water Conservation Districts, and assist with the management of water quality and quantity within the
Lac qui Parle-Yellow Bank Watershed boundaries.
History and Organizational Structure
The initial petition to establish the Lac qui Parle-Yellow Bank Watershed District was submitted to the Minnesota Water Resources Board on July 14, 1967 by the
In September, 1968, the Board approved the
After due and proper notice was given, the Board conducted a public hearing on October 8, 1970 in Madison, Minnesota on the nominating petition for the establishment of the Lac qui Parle-Yellow Bank Watershed District. The Board ordered the establishment of the Lac qui Parle-Yellow Bank Watershed District on April 19, 1971 and the appointment of the first district board of managers. The Board of Managers was selected from a list of nominees submitted by the
Madison, Minnesota was designated as the official place of business. The first meeting of the Lac qui Parle-Yellow Bank Watershed District was held on May 13, 1971 in the office of the County Agent, Lac qui Parle County Courthouse, Madison, MN. The Board of Managers were: James Bauler, Walter Maatz, David B. Olson, Willard Pearson, & James Stone.
The purpose of the District was to aid local citizens who had requested help in controlling flooding in the watershed. Much cross-over flooding had occurred over farm land between sub-watersheds, and had been identified as the highest priority need for the new district to address. The original Watershed District Plan was established, as required by law, in October 1972.