The proposed Winger Dam was designed to hold 12,000 acre feet creating a lake with 6,000 acrea feet of possible flood storage. After years of effort and expense, the project died due to the inability to obtain proper permiting from the US Army Corp and MN DNR.
To complement the district's missions statement, the district supported all efforts to clean our local river. Tires, mattresses, garbage, carcuses, and appliances were just a few things found and removed from our river.
The Sand Hill River Watershed district installed riprap at four erosion protection areas along the Sand Hill River. Three of these areas are located
in the vicinity of the city of Fertile in sections 20 and 29
of Garfield Township. The fourth site is located in the NW
1/4 of sect(ion 28, Liberty Township.
The City of Fertile petitioned the Sand Hill River Watershed District with a proposed recreational lake west of Fertile at the site of a feed mill that failed in 1950. The project died due to a lack of funding and MN DNR permitting restraints.
The Sand Hill River Watershed District has assisted in the construction of many ring dike projects, mostly on the west end of the district. The latest project is a ring dike around the City of Climax. The district is waiting funding for a ring dike around the City of Nielsville
The District helps landowners implement erosion control measures in Section 13 of Liberty Township.
A few words about our Projects
Give credit where credit is due...
The district takes pride in its project that coinscide with it's mission statement "to serve the residents
of the District by wisely and judiciously managing water resources in a manner which
sustains and enhances the social, economic and natural resources of the District." The projects in our district are the result of time, dedication, and the collaboration of our partners. The following is a list of many of our partners who are available to make our projects successful and financially feasible.
On November 4th 2008, Minnesota voters approved the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment to the state constitution. This amendment passed with 56% of the vote. Click here
BWSR is the state soil and water conservation agency, and it administers programs that prevent sediment and nutrients from entering our lakes, rivers, and streams; enhance fish and wildlife habitat; and protect wetlands.
The Sand Hill River Watershed District and the East Polk SWCD in McIntosh, MN collaborate on many of the same goals in initiatives within the district.
The Sand Hill River Watershed District and the wEST Polk SWCD in McIntosh, MN collaborate on many of the same goals in initiatives within the district.
The RRWMB was created by an act of the Minnesota legislature in 1976 to provide an organization with a basin-wide perspective concerning flooding. Historically, the activities of the RRWMB have centered on flood control. Previous efforts in dealing with the flooding problem within the Red River Basin consisted of single projects within a localized area, planned with primary regard to local benefits. The RRWMB actively promotes a basin-wide perspective for water management.
Houston Engineering has been the Sand Hill River Waterhsed District's engineering firm since the district's originiation. The district's Engineer is Zach Herrmann.