The Red Lake Watershed District Annual Report was presented to Pennington County Commissioners at their regular meeting last week at the Justice Center in downtown Thief River Falls.
Watershed District Administrator Myron Jesme says federal permitting delays have slowed some projects, including the West Side Flood Damage Reduction Project in Pennington County. Jesme says it is critical that culverts, and drainage are put in place before May of 2020, ahead a Minnesota Department of Transportation construction project scheduled for Highway 32 south of Thief River Falls. Jesme says a permit from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources was approved last year.
The delay seems to be in a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers.