Accession Number : ADA140702

Title :   Red River of the North Reconnaissance Report: Sand Hill River Subbasin.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.


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Report Date : Dec 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 120

Abstract : The purpose of a reconnaissance study is to provide an overview of the water and related land resource problems and needs within a particular geographic area, to identify planning objectives, to assess potential solutions and problems, to determine priorities for immediate and longrange action, and to identify the capabilities of various governmental units for implementing the actions. The information developed in this report has been combined with information developed in the other subbasin reports to produce a main report covering the basin as a whole. The various flood control measures discussed in this and in other subbasin reports are combined in the main report to develop the outline of an integrated flood control plan for the basin within the context of a comprehensive plan. The Sand Hill River Subbasin is a thin rectangle about eight miles wide and 55 miles long that encompasses 484 square miles of the central Minnesota portion of the Red River Basin, including parts of Polk, Norman, and Mahnomen counties. It is one of the smallest subbasins and is sandwiched between the Red River Subbasin on the north and east, the Wild Rice-Marsh River Subbasin on the south, and the Main Stem Subbasin on the west. The subbasin has attained a legal status through the formation of the Sand Hill River Watershed District in 1975.

Descriptors :   *Watersheds , Minnesota , Streams , Water resources , Environments , Flooding , Flood control

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE