Section 319 Small Watersheds Focus group A

In November 2018, ten watersheds were selected to be prioritized for funding in federal fiscal year 2020. Section 319 grant applicants must have a nine-element (NKE) plan that has been approved by U.S. EPA to be eligible for funding.

Group A watershed partners worked with the MPCA to develop a highly detailed plan for each watershed that, if implemented as written, will net the estimated reductions in NPS pollution needed to reach water quality standards in ten years. These NKE plans are based on the EPA’s Handbook for developing watershed plans to restore and protect our waters.

Map showing 10 small watersheds around Minnesota selected for longer-term federal funding, starting in 2020.EPA reviewed these approved plans to determine if they meet funding eligibility requirements. 

PDF icon Dobbins Creek Nine Key Element Plan (wq-cwp2-10)

PDF icon Dutch Creek and Fairmont Chain of Lakes Nine Key Element Plan (wq-cwp2-11)

PDF icon Green Lake Nine Element Plan (wq-cwp2-15)

PDF icon Pipestone, Split Rock, and Mound Creeks Nine Key Element Plan (wq-cwp2-12)

PDF icon Plum Creek Nine Key Element Plan (wq-cwp2-13)

PDF icon Red Lake River (Thief River Falls - Crookston) and Black River Nine Key Elements Plan (wq-cwp2-14)

PDF icon Sand Creek Nine Key Element Plan (wq-cwp2-08)

PDF icon Skunk Creek Nine Element Plan (wq-cwp2-16)

PDF icon Whiskey Creek Watershed Nine Key Element Plan (wq-cwp2-09)

PDF icon Upper Hawk Creek and Willmar Chain of Lakes Nine Element Plan (wq-cwp2-17)