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Drainage/Public Ditches

Tel: (320) 634-7745
Fax: (320) 634-4388
Email: Highway
16139 State Hwy 29, Glenwood, MN 56334 (Within Highway Offices)

Services and Responsibilities

The Drainage Authority is responsible for the inspection and maintenance of all public ditches within Pope County. There are currently 14 County Ditches and 4 Judicial Ditches within Pope County. There are 4 ditches that are under the jurisdiction of other watersheds within Pope County. Some duties include:
  • Inspects drainage ditches for damage, overgrowth, blockage or other problems.
  • Coordinates repairs, preventative maintenance and related procedural requirements with contractors, engineers, attorneys and county staff.
  • Conducts public hearings and meetings to identify potential issues and solutions.
  • Recommends ditch assessments to County Board(Drainage Authority) and County Auditor to ensure sufficient funds are attained for repairs and drainage related matters.
  • Work with related agencies to ensure the best and most efficient services possible.
Drainage Inspector
Dave Orlowski

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Pope County Drainage Links

(320) 634-7700 - Pope County Courthouse - 130 E. Minnesota Avenue - Glenwood, MN 56334
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