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.

Prioritize, Target & Measure
Application (PTMApp)

An innovative technology solution is allowing water quality professionals to develop water quality plans and prioritize projects more accurately to receive state funding.

The tool, called the Prioritize, Target & Measure Application, or “PTMApp”, developed by the International Water Institute and Houston Engineering, is a LIDAR-based prioritization, target, and measure application that helps identify down to an individual field scale (40-120 acres) where the highest sediment and nutrient exports are occurring within a watershed.

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Upcoming Meeting
Calendar

January 16The next scheduled meeting of the RRWMB will be on July 18, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the East Grand Forks Campbell Library, 422 4th St NW, East Grand Forks, MN.  Lunch will be served at the Blue Moose Bar & Grill, 507 2nd St NW, East Grand Forks, MN.

Following lunch, the Public Information Committee will meet at the Blue Moose Bar & Grill.

January 16The Red River Watershed Management Board (RRWMB) and Red River Joint Water Resource District (RRJWRD) have scheduled a joint meeting and tour on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.  The joint meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at the Canad Inns, Grand Forks, ND.  The bus tour will depart from Canad Inns at 11:00 a.m. following the joint meeting.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Canad Inns, Grand Forks, ND under “Red River Retention.”  Please call (701) 772-8404 for reservations.




Newsletter

What's new at the RRWMB?

It Started with a Meeting at the Warren Fire Hall

RRWMB Administrator Naomi Goral recently met with Don Ogaard, the visionary who created the Red River Watershed Management Board in 1976. Ogaard celebrated his 90th birthday in 2016. This is Don Ogaard's story...  more>>

2016 Annual Report

The FY 2016 spending plan approved by the Work Group allocated $264,000 each fiscal year to support collaborative watershed-based efforts to implement the 1998 Mediation Agreement.  more>>

Red River Coordinator Looks Back at 33-Year Career

For 33 years, Dan Thul has been an invaluable resource for the Red River Watershed Management Board and its members. more>>

Project Update: North Ottawa Impoundment Project Complete

The North Ottawa Impoundment Project, developed by the Bois de Sioux Watershed District, is officially complete. more>>

PTMApp

An innovative technology solution is allowing water quality professionals to develop water quality plans and prioritize projects more accurately to receive state funding. more>>

River Rendezvous

The RRWMB is recognized in the International Water Institute’s recent edition of River Rendevous 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
E-mail: rrwmb@arvig.net