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Buffalo-Red River Watershed District Revised Watershed Management Plan. (June, 2010). Prepared by Houston Engineering for the Buffalo-Red Watershed District.

This update to a ten-year plan identifies priority concerns, old and new for the watershed district. It includes a thorough background of the watershed before discussing resource concerns. The plan is not divided by watershed, but the district covers all of the Lower Otter Tail River, below Orwell Dam. Existing issues include education, erosion and sediment control, flood damage reduction, and water quality. Emerging issues include impaired waters, wetland regulations, groundwater, and shoreland management. Warning: this document is very large and may take a long time to download.

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Mahnomen County Comprehensive Local Water Management Plan. (2008). Mahnomen Soil and Water Conservation District.

Priority water resource concerns were identified and assessed for this 10-year plan that covers the entire Mahnomen County. Only a very small portion of the Otter Tail River Watershed is within Mahnomen County. The Priority Concerns are divided into groundwater quality, surface water quality & impaired waters/TMDLS, and erosion & sediment control. It includes topics such as abandoned wells, TMDL development, wetland protection, cropland erosion, and more. An Implementation Schedule is used to identify specific actions, partners, the amount of time, and money they may require.

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2010-2020 Clearwater County Comprehensive Local Water Management Plan. (2016).

Priority water resource concerns were identified and assessed for this 10-year plan that covers the entire Clay County. The 2016 update is an amendment to the 2010 plan. Only a very small portion of the county is within the Otter Tail River Watershed, as shown on page 11. The Priority Concerns are divided into surface water quality protection and enhancement, drinking water source protection, exotic and invasive species management, and land use impacts on water quality. It includes topics such as water quality monitoring, buffer implementation, septic system upgrades, agricultural BMPs and more. An Implementation Schedule, with a 2016 amendment, is included to identify specific actions, partners, the amount of time, and money those actions may require.

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Clay County Local Water Management Plan 2017- 2026. (May 9, 2017). Clay Soil and Water Conservation District.

Priority water resource concerns were identified and assessed for this 10-year plan that covers the entire Clay County. Only a very small portion of the county is within the Otter Tail River Watershed, as shown on page 7. The Priority Concerns are divided into water quality (surface and groundwater), natural resources enhancement and protection, flood damage reduction, and erosion. It includes topics such as buffer compliance, supporting the River Watch program, agricultural BMPS, wellhead protection, invasive species, and more. An Implementation Schedule is included to identify specific actions, partners, the amount of time, and money those actions may require.

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Campbell Creek Comprehensive Plan. (1998). Pelican River Watershed District.

This plan outlines the management actions and issues in the Campbell Creek subwatershed. Major problem areas are debris dams, culvert crossings, flooding, and water quality problems. Management recommendations are water quality monitoring before and after wetlands, culvert inspections, prioritizing dam removal, wetland restorations, ag BMPs, and bank erosion control.

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