Red River Basin
Flood Damage Reduction Work Group

Addressing issues related to the development of flood damage reduction projects

About the FDRWG

The Flood Damage Reduction Work Group (FDRWG or Work Group) was originally formed in 1998 to address issues related to the development of flood damage reduction projects in that portion of the Red River of the North Basin in Minnesota. (See next section.)  While recognizing that the ultimate solutions to the flood damage and natural resource problems in the Red River Basin will take a concerted effort from people throughout the Basin, the Work Group was formed to address issues that are unique to Minnesota.  However, the Work Group maintains extensive communications and coordination with jurisdictions and organizations throughout the Basin.  For example, in 2005, two members of the Flood Damage Reduction Work Group also served as chairpersons for other Basin-wide organizations.

The Flood Damage Reduction Work Group is not a legally constituted body and has no regulatory or funding authority.  It is an ad hoc group of  individuals representing federal, state and local governments, and non-governmental organizations that meet voluntarily under a set of mutually agreed upon groundrules.  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.

1998 Mediation Agreement

In December 1998, an agreement to reduce flood damage and improve natural resources in the Minnesota portion of the Red River Basin was reached by representatives of watershed districts, state and federal agencies, environmental organizations, and private landowner representatives. 

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FDRWG Committees
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These committees work with all area agencies and supporting entities that help to reduce flooding on the Red River. Click here to review more in-depth detail about each sub-committee.

  • TSAC
  • Planning

  • Water Quality
  • Finance


  • Communications

 

Project Teams

The concept of a “Project Team” was created in the Red River Basin Flood Damage Reduction Work Group mediation agreement, December 9, 1998.  The agreement outlines a project development process for reducing flood damage and improving natural resources in the Minnesota portion of the Red River Basin that involves early consultation and collaboration among all stakeholders and a cooperative approach to permitting projects. Click here to read more.

2018 Meeting Summaries

 

 

FY19 FDRWG Annual Report

The FY19 FDRWG Annual Report is now available online. To view a copy, click here.

FDRWG Meeting/Event Calendar

FEBRUARY 20, 2019 | 1 PM

Red Lake Watershed District
1000 Pennington Avenue South
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

MARCH 20 - 21, 2019 |

Courtyard by Marriott
1080 28th Ave S
Moorhead, MN 56560

MAY 15, 2019 | 1 PM

Minnesota Department of Transportation
Lower Meeting Room
1000 Highway 10 West
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

AUGUST 21, 2019 | 1 PM

Minnesota Department of Transportation
Lower Meeting Room
1000 Highway 10 West
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

OCTOBER 16, 2019 | 1 PM

Red Lake Watershed District
1000 Pennington Avenue South
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

DECEMBER | 9 AM

Grand Forks with Prairie Grains Conference

 


Contact the FDRWG

Mail to the Work Group:

Andrew Graham
Red River Coordinator | NW Region, Ecological and Water Resources Division
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
1732 North Tower Road
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-7959
Phone: 218-846-8406
Cell: 360-451-3123

Email: Andrew.Graham@state.mn.us
mndnr.gov

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Contact the RRWMB

Office Location: 11 5th Ave E | Ada, MN 56510
Telephone: (218) 784-9500
FAX: (218) 784-9502
E-mail: rob.sip@rrwmb.org