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Minnesota drainage law involves a broad spectrum of entities and considerations. Drainage systems in Minnesota may be under the jurisdiction of one of several different authorities.  The most common are county board of commissioners, joint county drainage authorities, and watershed districts. Pelican River Watershed District is the jurisdictional authority for a number of public drainage systems, including Judicial Ditch 13.

In 2014 the Becker Soil and Water Conservation District and Pelican River Watershed District were successful in securing Clean Water Legacy funds from the MN Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) to conduct an inventory of portions of public ditches under the jurisdiction of Becker county and the Watershed district.

As this work progresses we will gain a more detailed understanding of the condition of our ditches and adjacent land, and work to identify potential locations for improvements in vegetative cover or the implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs).

Along with the products of the study, additional information on the judicial ditches of the district will be added to these pages soon.

If you are experiencing a problem or would like to report any other ditch issues within the district please use the link below to let us know.

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