Accession Number : ADA140722

Title :   Red River of the North, Reconnaissance Report: Bois de Sioux-Mustinka Rivers Subbasin.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.


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Report Date : Dec 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 131

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 Bois de Sioux-Mustinka Rivers Subbasin constitutes the southern limit of the Red River Basin, and is one of the largest of the subbasins. Most of the subbasin is located in the Minnesota counties of Traverse, Big Stone, Stevens, Grant, Ottertail, and Wilkin. The North Dakota portion is constituted by the southeast corner to Richland County, and the South Dakota portion is constituted by the northeast corner of Roberts County. Most of the subbasin is devoid of vegetation, however, there are numerous small lakes, potholes, and swampy areas on the perimeters of the subbasin that form an excellent habitat for wildlife.

Descriptors :   *Watersheds , Minnesota , South Dakota , North Dakota , 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