Managing the watershed of the Red River of the North from a basin-wide perspective


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Red River Watershed Management Board

Welcome to the Red River Watershed Management Board (RRWMB) website.  The RRWMB’s jurisdiction and authority encompasses the area managed by the individual watershed districts that have membership on the Board.  Eight watershed districts within the Red River Valley form the RRWMB including the Joe River, Two Rivers, Roseau River, Middle-Snake-Tamarac Rivers, Red Lake, Sand Hill River, Wild Rice, and Bois de Sioux. 

The RRWMB was created by an act of the Minnesota legislature in 1976 to provide an organization with a basin-wide perspective concerning flooding.  Historically, the activities of the RRWMB have centered on flood control.  Previous efforts in dealing with the flooding problem within the Red River Basin consisted of single projects within a localized area, planned with primary regard to local benefits.  The RRWMB actively promotes a basin-wide perspective for water management.

Featured Items

The man who started his work coordinating the River Watch program in 1995 has been recognized with an award and appreciation for his extensive efforts by members of the Red River Watershed Management Board. Wayne Goeken, Special Projects Coordinator at the International Water Institute, began working on River Watch while he was the administrative assistant for the Sand Hill Watershed District and also working at the Agassiz Environmental Learning Center in Fertile.

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18th Joint Annual Conference

The 18th Joint Annual Conference of the Red River Watershed Management Board (RRWMB) and Red River Basin Flood Damage Reduction Work Group (RRBFDRWG), held in March at the Courtyard by Marriott in Moorhead, was a huge success. A record was set for attendance. Over 120 registered attendees, including Board and Work Group members, enjoyed interacting at the various presentations, as well as at meal time and in the hallways between events.

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Upcoming Meeting

The next scheduled meeting of the RRWMB will be held at the Wild Rice Watershed District, 11 East 5th Avenue, Ada, MN 56510 on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Following the board meeting, the Public Information Committee will meet at the
Wild Rice Watershed District office.


Flood Damage Reduction
Work Group

The Work Group meets for the purpose of coordinating the implementation of the 1998 Mediation Agreement and making recommendations to other authorities and jurisdictions within the Red River Basin to that effect.

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What's new at the RRWMB?

Wayne Goeken Retires

River Watch Founder Looks Back at Two Decades of Watershed Education. more>>

2016 Joint Annual Conference

18th Joint Annual Conference Sets Attendance Record. more>>

Digital Minutes

We're going back into the RRWMB archives, digitizing meeting records from years past, and adding them to our Meeting Documents page. more>>

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Contact the RRWMB

Address: P.O. Box 763 | Detroit Lakes, MN 56502
Telephone: (218) 844-6166
FAX: (218) 844-6167