Red River of the North - Sand Hill River

The Red River of the North-Sand Hill River watershed is subject to frequent floods that affect urban and rural infrastructure and agricultural production. Land use within the watershed is largely agricultural, accounting for nearly 85% of the overall watershed acres. Many of the resource concerns in the watershed — water erosion, nutrient management, wetland management, surface water quality, flood damage reduction, and wildlife habitat — relate directly to flooding and increased sediment and pollutants in surface waters.

    What's being done

    Monitoring and assessment

    Intensive watershed monitoring and stressor identification has been completed.

    Strategy for restoration and protection