List of Accredited Viewers

State of Minnesota


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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 DNR Buffer Mapping Tool

MN DNR Buffer Info Page


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MAWD - Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts

BWSR - Board of Water of Soil Resources

SWCD - Counties on the Web

AMC - Association of MN Counties

The Drainage Outlet - U of M Extension Service

BWSR Drainage Information

Minnesota Drainage Viewers Association

The Minnesota Viewers Association will be holding it's fourth seminar of the 2018 accreditation year on August 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria, Minnesota.  Located just South of Interstate 94, along Highway 29 south of Alexandria.  The seminar will be conducted in coordination with the Minnesota Drainage Inspectors Association.  A block of rooms are available under the Minnesota Viewers Association.


This will be the fourth Minnesota Viewers Association seminar of 2018 for those that are looking for accreditation for this year.  To be accredited, one must be a paid member and attend a minimum of two seminars annually.


The seminar will look at the GIS process for assessment of maintenance cost with consideration of runoff and sediment delivery.  This topic has been part of the Drainage Work Group recommendations to the legislature as an alternative to the current benefits and damages.  We will look at the program development and the use of the modeling as a tool in the viewing process.  The Viewers Association will also be preparing a guidance document with our recommendations for application and considerations of this method to drainage authorities. 


The registration fee of $25 for the seminar includes morning coffee, noon lunch and seminar materials.  2018 membership fees are $25 for individual membership or $200 for Associate memberships.  For accreditation, individuals must be paid members and attend a minimum of 2 seminars annually.


What:    Fourth training seminar of 2018

When:   Thursday, August 16 at 10 AM

Where:  Holiday Inn

              5637 Highway 29 South

              Alexandria, MN 56308

The Minnesota Viewers Association will be holding it's fourth seminar of the 2018 accreditation year on Thursday, August 16th.

Fourth Seminar for 2018

Special Training Session