Drainage Administration

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Michael Forstner
Phone: 507-238-3130
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Ditch Inspector
Shane Fett
Phone: 507-238-3201
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  • There are 188.9 miles of open ditches and thousands of miles of underground tile in Martin County, consisting of over 200 drainage systems.
  • The total number of benefited acres are over 113,200 acres. The benefited acre dollar amount exceeds $11,526,000.00.
  • Martin County is currently digitizing the original ditch maps and burning them on compact disks in order to preserve the original county tile maps.
  • The Auditor's Tabular Lien Statements must be kept up to date with current land owners of the county.
  • All fund balances of each ditch must be balanced and monitored monthly.
  • All bills for each ditch are paid and accounted for in the ditch administrator's office.

Martin County Multipurpose Drainage Management Plan

2013 - Conservation Drainage Management Grants Detail Report