The Red River of the North Basin stretches from northeastern South Dakota and west-central Minnesota northward through eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota into southern Manitoba. It ends where the Red River empties into the southern end of Lake Winnipeg.
The Minnesota portion of the Red River Basin covers about 37,100 square miles in northwestern Minnesota, in all or part of 21 counties. It is home to about 17,842 miles of streams and 668,098 acres of lakes.
The terrain of the basin in Minnesota is very diverse; from the flat, intensively farmed plain just east of the length of the Red River, to the rolling uplands full of trees and lakes in the east-central portion of the basin, to the extensive wetlands in the northeast.
The TMDL projects located in the Red River Basin are listed in the left column of this page.
For information about TMDLs, go to the main TMDL Web page.