Minnesota Drainage Viewers Association

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Final Policy Statement of Minnesota Viewers Association regarding the 2015 Minnesota Buffer Law.

PDF copy of the past topics at the Drainage Viewers Seminars.  Contact Ron via the Contact page to make comments or suggestions regarding future seminar topics.

List of Accredited Viewers

State of Minnesota

List of Associate Members

State of Minnesota

Minnesota Water Law - Relating to Ditch Viewing

Section 103E - Drainage

Minnesota Water Laws

Statutes 103A - 114B
House Research

Viewer Links

Soil Survey - Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)

Historic Plat Maps - State of Minnesota

MN DNR Landview (GIS)

NOAA/NWS - Point Precipitation Frequency Estimates

FINBIN - Farm Financial Data

Consumer Price Index - Bureau of Labor Statistics

MN Dept of Rev - Real Estate CRV search

MN DNR Buffer Mapping Tool

MN DNR Buffer Info Page

Partner Links

MAWD - Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts

BWSR - Board of Water of Soil Resources

SWCD - Counties on the Web

AMC - Association of MN Counties

Ag Drainage - U of M Extension Service

BWSR Drainage Information

     The Minnesota Viewers Association was established as an educational organization in 1981.  The association has, since it's establishment, worked to provide an unbiased approach to the determination of benefits and damages as set forth in the Minnesota States 103E.  It has strived to establish a professional approach to meet the needs and requirements for the viewing process to be accepted and defendable given the limited guidance stated within the statue.  Every effort is being made in the education of the association members to meet and follow the applicable accepted appraisal practices listed within the Uniform Practices of Professional Appraisal Practices.

     The Minnesota Viewers Association holds training seminars quarterly.  Training seminar information is available on the toolbar to the left.  Training dates will be posted a few weeks prior to the seminar.  Viewers must attend a minimum of two seminars a year in order to maintain Association Accreditation.

Training Information Summary  


10 am - July 29, 2021  - This seminar is the first for the 2021 year.  


Jackpot Hotel and Convention Center 

39375 Co. Hwy 24

Morton, MN 56270