Welcome to the Roseau River
Watershed District

A Public Hearing for RRWD Buffer Rule will take place on September 5, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. at the RRWD office. Public comment will be taken at that time regarding the DRAFT RRWD Buffer Rule.

A Budget Hearing is set for September 5, 2018 at 9 AM. To view a copy of the proposed budget, click here.

The Roseau River Watershed District (RRWD), part of the Red River Basin, is located in Northwestern Minnesota. It is bordered by Canada to the north, the Warroad and Rapid River Basins to the east, the Red Lake River Basin to the south, and the Two Rivers Basin to the west.

Drainage Overview:
  • Total land area: 2,057 square miles in the United States and Canada
  • Roseau River outlets to the Red River of the North 9 miles past the Canadian Border
  • Lands drained by the Roseau River Watershed: 52% in the United States; 58% in Manitoba, Canada
  • The RRWD is entirely within the bed of glacial Lake Agassiz
  • Topography is relatively level aside from the linear beach ridges through the basin











Featured News!

Clean Water Fund Projects are a success!

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Before a $147,700 Clean Water Fund grant got them talking about fixing perennial problems on the 100-year-old County Ditch 8 system, District Administrator Tracy Halstensgard would hear from landowners only when heavy rains caused severe damage.

For some farmers, clearing out a sediment- and debris-filled ditch every year was routine. So was losing topsoil.

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Group explores State Water Trail designation for Roseau River

The ideas are just starting to flow, and planning is in the very early stages, but the Roseau River Watershed District and several stakeholders have launched an effort to get the Roseau River in northwest Minnesota designated as a State Water Trail

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New! Roseau River Trail Project!

On behalf of a new community group called Roseau Outdoor Adventures & Recreation, we'd like to take this opportunity to inform you of some exciting changes we hope will happen in the next few months. A stakeholder group has been organized to work on getting the Roseau River on the Minnesota Water Trails map. As a local group that utilizes the river, we've been asked to participate and provide feedback to ensure community support for this project. Having the Roseau River designated as a mapped state water trail would increase the use of the River from the Canadian Border to Hayes Lake State Park and the South branch to Wannaska. The Roseau River Watershed District has already secured grant money for project planning and also a kayak dock to be installed at Roseau City Park to kick-off this adventure! Read More.

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