• 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 August 7, 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.

  • Public Notices:

    Budget Hearing

    A budget hearing of the Sand Hill River Watershed District Board of Managers is schedule for September 4, 2018 at 8:30 AM at the District Office - 219 North Mill Street - Fertile, MN.

  • Ditch 80 Progress report

    The Final Hearing for Ditch #80 was recessed for August 23, 2018 at 7:00 AM at the Sand Hill River Watershed District Office.

  • Calendar

    The SHRWD will host the initial Project Team Meeting on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 9:00am at the District Office, 219 N Mill Street, Fertile, MN 56540. The SHRWD is proceeding as the Local Sponsoring Organization for completion of a NRCS Watershed Planning effort for the Sand Hill River Watershed that is located upstream of Beltrami, MN. The meeting will present and discuss the following items: Background, Purpose and Need, and Scoping of Resource Concerns.