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.  Seven watershed districts within the Red River Valley form the RRWMB including the Joe River, Two Rivers, Roseau River, Middle-Snake-Tamarac Rivers, Red Lake, 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.

 

Partner Meetings TitleDate iconThe Red River Watershed Management Board (RRWMB) is a member of the Red River Basin Commission (RRBC). Several RRWMB Managers will be attending RRBC meetings in 2021 according to the attached schedule. Questions about the RRBC and 2021 RRBC meetings can be directed to Ted Preister, RRBC Executive Director via telephone at 701-356-3183 or by email at: ted@redriverbasincommission.org. The RRWMB official meeting notice for this announcement can be found here.

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Flood Damage Reduction Work Group

The Red River Watershed Management Board (RRWMB) is a member of the Red River Basin (RRB) Flood Damage Reduction Work Group (FDRWG) through the RRB 1998 Mediation Agreement. Several RRWMB Managers will be attending FDRWG regular meetings and Committee meetings in 2021 according to the schedule below. Questions about the FDRWG can be directed to Andrew Graham, FDRWG Facilitator via telephone at 218-846-8406 or by email at: Andrew.Graham@state.mn.us

For the full meeting schedule and announcement click here.

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Declaration Under Minnesota Open Meeting Law, §13D.021

IconThe Red River Watershed Management Board (RRWMB) Water Quality and Monitoring Advisory Committee (WQMAC) will meet by electronic means on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. The meeting announcement can be found here.

Meeting Participation Information:
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Telephone: 701-404-1699
Conference ID: 407 126 356#

calendarThe next regular meeting of the Red River Watershed Management Board (RRWMB) will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. The meeting will be held in person and/or by electronic means at the RRWMB Office at 11 Fifth Avenue East in Ada, Minnesota. The meeting announcement can be found here.

Declaration Under Minnesota Open Meeting Law, §13D.021

Meeting Participation Information:
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Telephone Number: 701-404-1699
Conference ID: 440 667 706#

calendarThe Red River Watershed Management Board (RRWMB) Communication and Outreach Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 immediately after the RRWMB meeting. The full meeting announcement can be found here.

Meeting Participation Information:
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Telephone Number: 701-404-1699
Conference ID: 830 646 549#

calendarThe Red River Watershed Management Board (RRWMB) Governing Documents Committee will meet by electronic means on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. The full meeting announcement can be found here.

Meeting Participation Information:
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Telephone: 701-404-1699
Conference ID: 893 053 600#

Calendar IconThe Red River Watershed Management Board (RRWMB) Budget and Finance Committee will meet in person and electronically on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Red Lake Watershed District office at 1000 Pennington Avenue, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. The meeting announcement can be found here.

Meeting Participation Information:
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Telephone Number: 701-404-1699
Conference ID: 860 614 425#

 

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The RRWMB provides a unified voice for flooding, comprehensive water management, and natural resources issues at a basin level. The RRWMB provides lobbying services, tracking of regulatory issues, coordinates legal services for issues affecting all its members, and cost-shares for stream gauging efforts. For investments and levy information click here. For a A Brief Primer, click here.

Additional documents of interest include:

RRWMB Funding Process

 

 

Streamgage Information

Streamgage Information: The following weblinks provide information about streamflow monitoring and data collected by the USGS in the Red River Basin. The Red River Watershed Management Board and its member watershed districts provide funding to the USGS to offset costs associated with data collection efforts and equipment maintenance. The CRED website listed in “Other Resources” allows users to take flood photos; report snowpack, river debris, ice jams, and the status of sandbag efforts; and to submit locations with a smart phone.

USGS Streamgage Map Resources:

Map of USGS Red River Basin Streamgages (RRWMB)
Map of USGS Red River Basin Streamgages (MN)
Map of USGS Red River Basin Streamgage (All)
USGS Streamgage Data:

Data for USGS Red River Basin Streamgages in MN (RRWMB)
Data for USGS Red River Basin Streamgages in MN (All)
Data for USGS Red River Basin Streamgage (All)
Other Resources:

WaterWatch
https://cred.wq.io/

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What's new at the RRWMB?

2020 End of Year Financial Information

The RRWMB 2020 Operating and Project Budget was approved for $7,792,970.00, with actual expenditures being 2,741,261.30. Click here for more information.

2020 Red River Basin River Watch Annual Report

Staring its 26th year, the Red River Basin River Watch Program (RW) has delivered innovative watershed education programming to schools and communities across the Red River of the North Basin. Click here for the report.

2019 Audit Report for the RRWMB

The audit report for 2019 is now available online. To view a copy, click here.

2019 Annual Report

While there are many challenges right now at a national and global level, we look to a new year with optimism and the chance to start another growing season in the Red River Basin (RRB). Despite all these difficulties, the Red River Watershed Management Board (RRWMB) continues to move forward in many directions and I encourage you to read about our activities and accomplishments in the 2019 Annual Report.. click here for the full report.

2019 Red River Basin River Watch Annual Report

This report fulfills the final reporting requirement for the 2018 - 2019 Clean Water Legacy funded River Watch Project from January 2019 through December 2019. click here.

RRWMB Strategic Plan

RRWMB Strategic Plan was approved on December 17, 2019.
Executive Summary
Strategic Plan
Progress Indicators

FY19 FDRWG Annual Report

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

2018 Audit Report for the RRWMB

The audit report for 2018 is now available online. To view a copy, click here.

2018 Annual Report for the RRWMB

The annual report for 2018 is now available online. To view a copy, click here.

2018 Red River Basin River Watch Report

The Red River Basin River Watch report for 2018 is now available online. To view a copy, click here.

Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) Guidance

A Common Framework for Analyzing Benefits Received from Water Resources Management Strategies in NW Minnesota. Click here for more information.

FY 2018 FDRWG Report to the Legislature

The FY 2018 FDRWG report to the Legislature is now available online. To view a copy, click here.

2017 Red River Basin River Watch Report

The Red River Basin River Watch report for 2017 is now available online. To view a copy, click here.

2017 Annual Report for the RRWMB

The annual report for 2017 is now available online. To view a copy, click here.

2017 Annual Audit for the RRWMB

The annual audit for 2017 is now available online. To view a copy, click here.

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>>

 

 


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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