• 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 meets the first Tuesday of every month. The district posts the minutes of each meeting monthly. The next board meeting is scheduled for October 2, 2018 at 8 AM.

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Buffer law

The Buffer Law that was signed into law by Governor Dayton in June 2015 was amended on April 25, 2016, and further amended by legislation signed by Governor Dayton on May 30, 2017. Click here for a DNR Buffer Map.

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river recreation

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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.

  • Employment Opportunity-District Administrator: 
    The District Administrator is the primary staff for the Watershed District. The Administrator is a key point of contact for the organization and the public. In this capacity, the Administrator plays the primary role of developing and maintaining positive relationships with landowners, agencies and local units of government.  The Administrator is responsible for operations, project management, finances, public relations, planning and employee supervision and management.  For a complete job description, click here.  Resume and cover letters can be e-mailed to Stuart Christian, Chairman at stuchristds@hotmail.comThe application deadline is September 25, 2018 at 5 PM.

  • special district meeting

    The Sand Hill River Watershed District will hold a special meeting to discuss the update of the district Rules and Regulations on September 26, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the district office, 219 North Mill Street, Fertile, MN.

  • Project # 5
  • Project No. 5 held a final hearing on the pending Redetermination of Benefits for Sand Hill River Watershed District Project No. 5 and the viewers’ report of benefits and damages for Project No. 5. on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. The managers recessed the final hearing until October 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM at the district office at which time the boundary adjustments will be addressed and to order the redetermination forward.