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High Island Creek Watershed

High Island Creek

The High Island Creek Watershed is located in south central Minnesota and is a part of the Lower Minnesota Watershed, a major sub-basin of the Minnesota River Basin. High Island Creek Watershed spreads out across 153,222 acres in three counties: Sibley (66% area), McLeod (23%), and Renville (11%). Its topography is flat to gently rolling in the western two-thirds of the watershed and steeply sloped in the eastern one-third. High Island Creek Watershed is considered by many water experts as one of the most polluted watersheds in the Minnesota River Basin, suffering from high levels of fecal coliform bacteria, total phosphorus, nitrate-nitrite nitrogen, and total suspended solids. The High Island Creek Watershed Project is currently working towards reducing levels of phosphorus within the watershed by offering a diverse selection of cost share incentives along with a number of workshops/field days. Current practices available include open intake alternatives, buffer strips, and cover crops.





Monday thru Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Designated SWCD Holidays
Sibley County SWCD District Office
111 - 6th Street, P.O. Box 161
Gaylord, MN 55334

Ron Otto
Watershed Technician
(507) 702-7077
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