Our Annual Activity Report has been completed for 2021 and can be accessed by clicking here.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Managers of the Buffalo Creek Watershed District will hold its annual budget hearing on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. at its regular meeting place in Suite 103, Glencoe City Center, 1107 11th Street E., Glencoe, MN.  This meeting will be immediately before our regular meeting scheduled for 7 p.m.  Please click here to access the proposed budget for 2023.

Regular meetings will be held according to the following schedule:

Fourth Tuesday of each month.
April – August:                  7:00 p.m.
September:                        8:00 p.m.
October:                               7:00 p.m.
November – March:        1:00 p.m.

There was a preliminary hearing March 22nd for the improvement of Branches 12 & 13 of JD 8 of McLeod and Sibley Counties.  To view the notice, please click on the Projects – Ditch Improvements tab at the top of this page.

Click here to access our GIS website.


The Buffalo Creek Watershed District (BCWD) was established under the order of the Minnesota Water Resources Board (now known as the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources) on January 30, 1969.  On February 8, 1974, the District’s Board of Managers formally adopted its first Overall Plan, in accordance with Minnesota Statutes.  The plan was developed to protect the public’s health and welfare and to conserve the natural resources of the District through land use planning, flood control and other conservation projects.


The BCWD was formed with the mission to:

1) help alleviate water problems, 2) enhance the living conditions of the area and 3) maintain or improve the economic well being of the residents of the District.

The District has in the past and will continue to strive towards the realization of this mission by:

  • Serving as a link between residents and governmental agencies; Providing technical assistance to citizens and governmental agencies;
  • Providing a means of financial assistance for the implementation of environmental projects; and
  • Coordinating intergovernmental efforts.