Clearwater River Watershed Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan

(One Watershed One Plan)

Clearwater River One Watershed One Plan 60-Day Review

The Clearwater River Watershed Comprehensive Water Management Plan Policy Committee is happy to announce that a draft plan has been completed and is ready for the 60-day public review. Links to the draft plan and appendices are provided, below. Please submit your comments to Chester Powell (Clearwater SWCD) via email ( by 4:30 pm on Monday, July 25, 2022.

Draft Plan:




Clearwater River 1W1P Planning Process

On August 27, 2020, local project partners were informed that the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) selected the Clearwater River Watershed planning area  for a planning grant through the One Watershed, One Plan (1W1P) program at its August 26, 2020 meeting. BWSR must approve a formal agreement for planning and a work plan before the grant can be executed. 

The 1W1P will establish clear implementation timelines, milestones and cost estimates for restoration and protection activities. Combining multiple water planning efforts into one effort will create a more efficient and cooperative plan for water management. Plans will include goals and implementation actions that are prioritized and targeted on a watershed basis with measurable results, instead of a bunch of individual plans that are restricted to political boundaries.

Draft Clearwater River Watershed Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) and Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) documents have been written and are being prepared for public review. These documents are a great resource to learn about the watershed. Completed reports and other resources that provide information about the Thief River Watershed can be found on the Clearwater  River Documents page. 

One Watershed One Plan Information

1W1P Fact Sheet (BWSR)

BWSR 1W1P Website

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