The entire Redwood River watershed has 85.5% (approximately 385,665 acres) of the land in cultivation, 7% in grassland, 1.5% in water, and 0.6% in wetlands. Altitudes descend from west to east, with the Coteau des Prairies serving as a watershed divide. Natural drainage patterns in the area were established by valleys formed from glacial meltwaters. End moraines, which were formed during the recession of the last glacier, are the most prominent features.
What's being done
Total Maximum Daily Load projects include:
- Fecal Coliform TMDL assessment 2006-2009
- Turbidity TMDL assessment 2008-2011.