• 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, December 8, 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 atat 8 AM, on December 8, 2022 for their regular business meeting at the district office - 219 North Mill Street - Fertile, MN.

  • New Mission Statement

    “The mission of the Sand Hill River Watershed District (SHRWD) is to serve the residents of the District by wisely and judiciously managing water resources in a manner which sustains and enhances the local community and economic resources while being mindful of the natural resources of the District.”

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    We are beginning a planning process for the Sand Hill River Watershed. This planning process is used to determine the best focus for our local time and funding to manage our natural resources including lakes, streams, drainage, wetlands, forests, prairie, and soil health. We want to hear from you about what you care about in the region. Click here to submit feedback!