Manchester Joining New Maquoketa River Watershed Management Authority

The City of Manchester has agreed to become a member of the Maquoketa River Watershed Management Authority.

The Authority is a newly-formed group for cities, counties, Soil and Water Conservation Districts and stakeholders. City Manager Tim Vick says the members will be able to give ideas on the projects in the watershed and that’s appealing to the City.

By agreeing to be a member of the Maquoketa River Watershed Management Authority, the City of Manchester will have to appoint one person to represent them on the board. There is no financial commitment at this time.

In addition to Manchester, three other communities have already agreed to become Maquoketa River WMA members, including Lake Delhi, Monticello and Spragueville. Delaware County is considering the agreement right now.