Tri-county agreement reached for drainage ditch improvements in west central Minnesota
WILLMAR — Since it was dug 105 years ago, there have been numerous additions made to Judicial Ditch 1, but very little maintenance work to keep the water flowing away from farm fields and — eventually — into the Mississippi River.
Side-slope erosion, beaver dams and fallen trees have compromised the sprawling drainage ditch system that stretches from Little Kandiyohi Lake to northeast of Cosmos.
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