Revised Watershed Management Plan Update

Background The Buffalo-Red River Watershed District has completed the process of updating its comprehensive watershed management plan. A watershed management plan lays out a framework for how a Watershed District will manage its resources, and how the District will interact with other agencies such as cities, counties, SWCDs and others. The Board of Managers, Buffalo-Red River Watershed District, held Public Hearings for their Revised Watershed Management Plan on March 18 and 30, 2010. The hearing notice can be downloaded by clicking here. In addition, the Board of Water and Soil Resources held a hearing on the Plan on May 5, 2010. A draft Revised Watershed Management Plan was published in January 2010 and was available for a 60-day public review and comment period. The comment period ran through March 29, 2010. After consideration of input obtained at the public hearings and review of written comments, revisions were made to the plan. The Board of Water and Soil Resources prescribed (approved) the plan on June 23, 2010. A copy of the June 2010 Revised Watershed Management Plan can be downloaded by clicking here. (Warning: The plan document is greater than 250MB, so may take significant time to download.) For ease of download the June 2010 document has been broken down into Chapters and Appendices. The following links provide access to the documents comprising the plan update:

Table of Contents
Executive Summary
Section 1. Introduction
Section 2. Watershed Description (large file – may take several minutes to download)
Section 3. Assessment of Existing and Emerging Resource Management Issues
Section 4. Guidance of Future Activities
Section 5. Planning Regions and Regional Assessment Locations
Section 6. Watershed District Administration
Section 7. Summary and Analysis of Previous District Data Collection and Modeling
Appendix A. Western Planning Region Planning Summary
Appendix B. Lakes Planning Region Planning Summary
Appendix C. Moorhead Planning Region Planning Summary
Appendix D. Northern Planning Region Planning Summary
Appendix E. Southern Planning Region Planning Summary A
ppendix F. Central Planning Region Planning Summary

Appendix G. Mainstem Planning Region Planning Summary
Appendix H. Rules
Appendix I. Buffalo River Watershed (HUC-09020196) Pilot Program Workplan
Appendix J. City of Moorhead Source Water Assessment Appendix K. BRRWD Projects
Appendix L. BRRWD Red River Basin Stream Survey Report (2001)
Appendix M. Red River Basin Flood Damage Reduction Work Group Agreement
Appendix N. Buffalo-Red River Watershed District Natural Resources Assessment
Appendix O. Rapid Watershed Assessment: Buffalo Watershed (MN) HUC: 09020106
Appendix P. Rapid Watershed Assessment: Upper Red River Watershed (MN/ND) HUC: 09020104

Information on meetings previously held during the plan development process follow below:

  • RWMP Hearing (Minutes)
    March 30, 2010
    Community Center, Hawley, MN

  • RWMP Hearing (Minutes)
    March 18, 2010
    Hildebrand Hall, Barnesville, MN

  • Special BRRWD Meeting (Minutes)
    August 21, 2007

  • Central Region RWMP Meeting (Agenda) (Poster) (Minutes)
    July 19, 2007, 7:30pm
    Hildebrand Hall, Assumption Catholic Church
    Barnesville, Minnesota

  • Mainstem Region RWMP Meeting (Agenda) (Poster) (Minutes)
    July 31, 2007, 7:30pm
    Community Center Hawley, Minnesota

  • Moorhead Region RWMP Meeting (Agenda) (Poster) (Minutes)
    May 10, 2007, 7:30pm
    Community Hall (709 1st AVE NW) Dilworth, Minnesota

  • Southern Region RWMP Meeting (Agenda) (Poster) (Minutes)
    June 26, 2007, 7:30pm
    Hildebrand Hall, Assumption Catholic Church
    Barnesville, Minnesota

  • Northern Region RWMP Meeting (Agenda) (Poster) (Minutes)
    May 22, 2007, 7:30pm
    Georgetown, MN
    ComstockCommunity Center

  • Lakes Region RWMP Meeting (Agenda) (Poster) (Minutes)
    April 24, 2007, 7:30pm
    Callaway, MN
    ComstockCommunity Center

  • Western Region RWMP Meeting (Agenda) (Minutes)
    April 17, 2007, 7:30pm
    Comstock, MN
    ComstockCommunity Center

  • Public Input Kickoff Meeting (Agenda) (Minutes)
    Feb. 27, 2007, 7:00 PM
    Wells Fargo Bank Building
    202 Front Street North
    Barnesville, MN