Welcome to the Roseau River
Watershed District

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!

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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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