Otter Tail River Streambank Restoration

The Wilkin Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District partnered to leverage a $135,000 Clean Water Fund grant the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) awarded in 2016 to restore and protect 1,200 feet of streambank along that bend in the Otter Tail River. BWSR calculates improvements – including a graduated, grassed slope on land and strategically placed tree trunks and roots in the water – will keep 440 tons of sediment out of the river annually.  Click on the link below to read the full BWSR article.

Otter Tail River Streambank Restoration