Executive Director Presents Red River Watershed Management Plan To Pennington County Commissioners

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Red River Watershed Management was discussed at yesterday’s Pennington County Board Meeting in downtown Thief River Falls.

Red River Watershed Management Board Executive Director Robert Sip lead county commissioners through a presentation, including an overview of the Red River Watershed Management Board functions, the 2018 annual report, and a strategic plan for development of future projects. Sip says in the strategic plan, which was formed following a June meeting with watershed districts with the management board, includes eleven projects that are in the funding process at various phases, such as funding, design, engineer permitting and environmental review.

Sip says the projects focus on flood control, flood reduction, water quality issues, natural resource enhancements, and wildlife management. He says the project the most “shovel-ready” is the West Side Diversion Project, realigning County Ditches 70 and 1 to meet at County State Aid Highway 16.

Monthly meeting packets are available at rrwmb.org.

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