Drainage Districts

​​​​​​​​​​​​Drainage ditchAbout a third of Wisconsin farms depend on constructed drains to remove excess water from their land. Most of these are operated by a single landowner or by voluntary cooperation among neighbors. However, about 10 percent of these drains are organized as drainage districts, governed by county drainage boards. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection regulates drainage districts under Wisconsin law.

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