Public Drainage System

Ditches & Tile Systems

The department is responsible for inspection of and making recommendations for maintenance and repair of county ditches and county tile systems. There are 36,000 benefited acres, which is approximately 13% of the county surface area.

View and/or print Public Ditch & Tile Alignment Maps

Access the Aerial Photo Index Map (PDF) and record the Township(s) and the page number(s) of the area where you have an interest in the ditch or tile alignment.

Next use the township map links below and scroll to the page number(s) of interest from above. You should be able to print the page(s) of interest.

Request Repairs to Public Drainage Systems

To request minor repairs on a Public Drainage system, contact Carrie Shultz at 507-375-2552.