Project No. 78, Clay/Wilkin J.D. No. 1-Improvement

Landowners filed a petition with the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District (BRRWD) for the improvement of a portion of Clay-Wilkin Judicial Ditch No. 1 (JD-1) on June 1, 2018, in accordance with Minnesota Statutes Annotated (M.S.A.)103E.221. The proposed JD-1 Improvement is located along the east-west quarter line of Sections 25, 26, and 27, T137N, R48W (Holy Cross Township), and Section 30, T137N, R47W (Alliance Township), Clay County, utilizing Wolverton Creek (also known as Comstock Coulee) as its outlet.  The proposed project is a result of recurring flooding experienced by landowners along JD-1, especially those landowners with land adjacent and north of the Clay-Wilkin county line along the proposed improvement alignment.  The BRRWD designated this project as Project No. 78 and ordered Houston Engineering, Inc. (HEI) to prepare the Engineer’s Preliminary Survey Report in accordance with Minnesota Statutes 103E.241, Subd. 1.  The improvement was investigated in order to study its potential effects on flood damage reduction. HEI submitted the Report to the Board of Managers, BRRWD, on July 23, 2018, and is available below:

Project No. 78, Clay/Wilkin J.D. No. 1 Improvement-Preliminary Engineer’s Report