• 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, June 2, 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.


    The Sand Hill River Watershed District board of Managers will meet at 8 AM, on June 2, 2022 for their regular business meeting at the district office - 219 North Mill Street - Fertile, MN.


    If you have installed tile on or after 2019, our rules state that it is the operator’s responsibility to monitor the National Weather Service Flood Probability for the Red River and ensure that flows are closed when the NWS prediction reaches moderate flood stage. If this applies to you, please monitor this closely and shut off your pumps as required by the criteria in your permit application for tile.

  • 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.