• 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 Thursday of every month. The district posts the minutes and agenda of each meeting monthly. The next regular board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 3, 2022 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.


    On February 1, 2022 at 3:00 PM the board of managers will meet for a strategic planning session (boad retreat) to discuss futuristic goals of the district at the district office - 219 North Mill Street, Fertile, MN. The Sand Hill River Watershed District board of Managers will meet at 8 AM, February 3, 2022 at the district office - 219 North Mill Street - Fertile, MN their regular board meeting.

  • Office Hours

    Staff still continues to work and business will move forward as usual during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visitors are encouraged to call 218-945-3204 or e-mail April Swenby to continue with water related business. Due to limitied staff the district does not have regular office hours and visitors are encouraged to call and make an appointment. Click here for our full calendar.

  • Project of
    the Year!

    The MN Association of Watershed Districts (MAWD) named the Sand Hill River Watershed District Project of the Year Award for the Sand Hill River Ecosystem Enhancements. Click here for the full story.