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BRRWD to Host Fall Tour

The Board of Managers, Buffalo-Red River Watershed District (BRRWD), has scheduled their Annual Fall Tour for Thursday, September 19, 2019. The tour will look at several areas and projects within the BRRWD. The Advisory Committee and PT have requested the Tour, as they feel this is a good way to see and understand our District.

We plan to meet at 1:30 PM at the Watershed District office, 1303 4th AVE NE, Barnesville, MN. The office is located just east of the City’s new water tower. Besides parking at our office, cars can park along 4th AVE NE. The bus will return at approximately 5:30 PM, at which time we will have catered supper at the Watershed District office. The purpose of this letter is to inform you of our plans and invite you to attend. Please return the enclosed reservation card by 09/16/19, so we can get a count for the meals and bus. If you need to contact me the day of the tour, my cell phone number is 218-790-1957.

FM DA Permit Special Meeting Postponed

The Buffalo-Red River Watershed District has rescheduled their SPECIAL meeting
for the consideration of the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority’s permit application at the
Dilworth Community Center
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
7:00-10:00 PM
709 1st Ave NW, Dilworth MN

Web GIS Application, Metropolitan Mosquito Control District

The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District (MMCD) provides a variety of services to 2.7 million people living in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, metropolitan area. One service provided is to survey and control mosquitoes, deer ticks, and biting gnats. The MMCD currently monitors and treats over 70,000 larval breeding sites. They needed a tool to help them provide the location and treatment history of these sites to their internal staff and public.

In 2006, HEI developed a Web GIS application to assist in the operations and management of the larval sites. Two web applications were developed giving the public and internal staff access to the site information. Users are able to search for a site by zooming to an address, going directly to a site ID, or navigating the map. Users can also select sites for more information on type, visits, and treatment history. Internal users can see additional information like limited access, foreman responsibility, and rainfall totals.

The application has been very popular since its launch and has been featured on several news channels in the Twin Cities. In July of 2007 the MMCD contracted with HEI to migrate their web applications to a new GeoMOOSE web interface.


Houston currently provides maintenance and web hosting services.