Watershed Management Plan Update

The Scott Watershed Management Organization (Scott WMO) is in the process of creating the next generation plan (2019 – 2026), due to the current plan being completed by the end of 2018.  Check back for periodic updates on the process and relevant meetings on this page. 


Public Commentary Period Begins on SWMO Draft Plan

This is the official notice of the release of the Draft SWMO 2019–2026 Water Resources Management Plan for the 60 day state agency and public review and comment period.

Click on the Cover Page picture to the right to open the plan.  Or access it at http://www.scottcountymn.gov/wmo/waterplanreview.

Please submit all comments in writing via email or mailed letter to:
Melissa Bokman
Sr. Water Resources Planner
Scott Watershed Management Organization
200 4th Avenue West
Shakopee, MN  55379

The deadline for comments in this 60-day review period is Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

Click the picture to view the draft plan!

Planning for a Sustainable Future 
On March 27, 2017 the WMO Technical Advisory Committee along with the Watershed Planning Commission participated in a scenario-based planning workshop with Future iQ to better understand future drivers that may affect future operations of watershed management in Scott County.   Approximately 26 water and watershed management stakeholders and county staff participated in the workshop and developed scenarios presented in the linked report (click on the below picture). 

To view the Future iQ report, click on the picture

Future IQ Meeting
Update 2/22/17: The results of the three public meetings, the public kick-off meeting, and online survey are now available.  Please click on the picture to the right to view the results.

Update 2/8/17:
The online survey is now closed.  The results of the survey will be posted soon.  Please do not forget there is a public meeting tonight to go over the results of the survey and input from previous meetings.  To register for the meeting tonight, please email Becky at rgroshens@co.scott.mn.us.

New 12/28/16: A public kick-off meeting has been announced.  View the meeting announcement.

Meeting & Survey Results

2017 Survey Results
See the current plan on the Comprehensive Water Resource Plan page.

You’re Invited!

Your input is needed to develop the next 10-year Scott Watershed Management Organization Watershed Plan

Every 10 years, the Scott Watershed Management Organization (Scott WMO) updates its plan that defines top issues and priorities for managing the water resources in the 375 square miles of the watershed, comprised of 11 townships and seven cities in Scott County.

Scott Watershed Management Organization leaders invite people who live in the watershed to express their views on water resource issues, priorities, and opportunities that will be considered as the watershed plan is developed.

Starting in early 2017, we will have Community Conversation meetings set-up around the county for anyone who lives within the watershed to attend. Not sure if you live in the watershed? Do you live in the white area of Scott County in the map below? If yes, then you live in the watershed. Please visit Scott County's 2.0 mapping application for an interactive map that includes the watershed boundaries.

Click on the map to enlarge

Simple Watershed Boundaries

Attend any Community Conversation:

  • 6 – 8 PM Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Shakopee Law Enforcement Center, 301 Fuller Street South, Shakopee. Room LE 240/241.
  • 6 – 8 PM Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Belle Plaine City Hall, 218 N. Meridian Street, Belle Plaine. Use North entrance to Council Chambers room.
  • 6 – 8 PM Monday, January 9, 2017. Spring Lake Township Hall, 20381 Fairlawn Ave, Prior Lake. Hall Conference Room.
Take advantage of a chance to have your ideas/concerns heard. We’re looking forward to your input! Each meeting will include discussions of water resource issues. Space is limited and reservations are recommended. Email Becky Groshens at rgroshens@co.scott.mn.us, or call 952-496-8943, to reserve your spot today.

What if I cannot attend a Community Conversation Meeting?

If you can’t make it to one of the meetings above but would like to give your input, we hope you will take a few minutes and participate in our online survey. The survey will be available starting December 15, 2016 and will be open until February 1, 2017.

Please Note:

After the January 9th Community Conversation meeting, watershed staff will consolidate all the input from stakeholders and present those results on Wednesday, February 8th at 6:00pm at the Shakopee Community Center, 1255 Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN.  Please join us once again to participate in the prioritizing process of your issues and suggested actions to guide us in preparing our ten year watershed management plan.