Managing the watershed of the Red River of the North from a basin-wide perspective
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.
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.
A meeting of the Public Information Committee has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Red Lake Watershed District office, 1000 Pennington Ave S, Thief River Falls, MN.
The next scheduled meeting of the RRWMB will be held at the Wild Rice Watershed District, 11 5th Avenue East, Ada, MN on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, starting at 9:30 a.m.
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>>
For 33 years, Dan Thul has been an invaluable resource for the Red River Watershed Management Board and its members. more>>
The North Ottawa Impoundment Project, developed by the Bois de Sioux Watershed District, is officially complete. more>>
An innovative technology solution is allowing water quality professionals to develop water quality plans and prioritize projects more accurately to receive state funding. more>>
The RRWMB is recognized in the International Water Institute’s recent edition of River Rendevous more>>