Lower Minnesota River East Watershed
A watershed is the area of land where all of the water that drains off of it goes into the same place—a river, stream or lake. And each small watershed is part of a more extensive watershed for a larger stream or lake.
The Lower Minnesota River East (LMRE) watershed contains areas from three counties: Le Sueur, Rice, and Scott. Local conservation leaders from each of these counties are working together to develop a Comprehensive Water Management plan to determine priorities to protect our water resources.
Water Resource Protection
Protect and improve resource concerns within the watershed boundaries to ensure targeted results.
Education and Outreach
Ensure the longevity of the watershed by educating residents on the natural resources they are protecting.
Public Input Implementation
Priorities for improvement based on public input and specialized, local concerns.
Assist with Statewide Programs
Align local water planning on major watershed boundaries within Minnesota's One Watershed One Plan program.