• 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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Calendar

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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Welcome!

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.


  • UPCOMING MEETINGS

    The Sand Hill River Watershed District board of Managers will meet at the Polk County Commissioner meeting at 11 AM, on February 20, 2024 as part of the Polk County Commissioner meeting at the Crookston Government Center - 612 North Broadway - Crookston, MN. Managers may attend using interactive technology from the following locations:

    921 Tulip Court |Marco Island, FL
    11242 E Lomita Circle | Mesa, AZ

    The Sand Hill River Watershed District board of Managers will meet meet at 8 AM, on March 14, 2024 for their regular business meeting at the district office - 219 North Mill Street - Fertile, MN. The agenda can be found here. Managers may attend using interactive technology from the following location:

    921 Tulip Court |Marco Island, FL


  • Fish species signal potential for delisting Sand Hill River stretch

    MPCA monitoring is showing improving trends near Fertile. The Sand Hill River Watershed District started investigating ways to restore the fishery 20 years ago.


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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).