• 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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Board of managers

The board of managers meet the first Tuesday of every month. The district posts the minutes of each meeting monthly. The next board meeting is scheduled for September 3 at 8:00 AM.

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The district posts meetings, conferences and happenings on their web-site. Click here to view our complete calendar of events for notices of public information and events.

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river recreation

Find opportunities to connect with other paddlers and keep up on the current conditions of the
Sand Hill River.
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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.

  • Rules and Regluations Adopted

    On February 14, 2019, the Sand Hill River Watershed District adopted amended Rules and Regulations. Please read the rules throughouly and call our office if you have any questions. To read more about our Rules, click here.

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    The Sand Hill River Watershed District was the recipient of clean water funds for river clean up efforts. The Conservation Corp completed work on the Sand Hill River west of Fertile at the West Mill Site extending all the way to Polk County 44. Phase 2 will begin in the summer of 2019 starting at Rindahl, MN extending to Polk County Number 1! To read more and view images, click here.


  • Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 103D.911, notice is hereby given that the Board of Managers of the Sand Hill River Watershed District will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget for 2020 at 8:30 a.m., September 3, 2019, at the District Office, located at 219 North Mill Street, City of Fertile, County of Polk, State of Minnesota.  Click here for a summary.