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.
GIS INCORPORATION EFFORTS
We are in the process of incorporating Public Drainage System (PDS) information into a Geographical Information System (GIS) database. Below are links to the drainage system maps. Our hope is that someday you will be able to download tile alignment information to your computer and/or Global Positioning System (GPS) unit.
Please note that the above system maps are based on construction plans (not "As Builts") that have been transcribed numerous times. Therefore, Watonwan County makes no claim as to the precision of these system maps.