• serve the residents of the District
  • wisely and judiciously managing water resources
  • sustaining and enhancing social, economic, natural resources

Current River Levels

Current Conditions
Sand Hill River near Climax, Minnesota (Source: USGS and NWS)

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District Ditches:

Pumping Projects


Located in the center of the Red River Watershed in Northwest Minnesota, the Sand Hill River Watershed is one of the 10 major watershed in the Red River Basin.

As you navigate our website, you will find valuable resources such as our monthly minutes, riverwatch data, project team agendas or just simply download a ditching permit. This website has been carefully organized to suit your needs; the information you are searching for can be easily found using the menu bar located above.


    The Sand Hill River Watershed District board of Managers will meet meet at 8 AM, on July 2, 2024 (due to the Holiday week) for their regular business meeting at the district office - 219 North Mill Street - Fertile, MN. The agenda can be found here.

  • Petition for a watershed district boundary change

    Collectively, the Sand Hill River Watershed District and the Red Lake Watershed District have submitted a petition to the MN Board of Soil and Water Resources for a boundary change.

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  • It's Official

    The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) approved at its regular meeting held on January 24, 2024 the Sand Hill River Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan (Plan).