The MSTRWD will be holding a Project Team Meeting concerning flood damage reduction strategies within the Judicial Ditch #14 system.  The meeting will be held at the Viking Diner in Viking, MN at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 7, 2020.  The meeting will be held outside the Diner on the North side of the building.


Declaration Under Minnesota Open Meeting Law, §13D.021: all public meetings of the Board of Managers, will be convened by telephone or other electronic means as determined appropriate.  The meeting is available to the public via phone conference.  Please call the following number:

Call in number – 1-408-418-9388

Conference code – 24553732#

(remember to enter the pound sign)

Board Declaration Covid


Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the District office doors will remain closed to the public due to the Governors Executive Order.  For assistance,  please call the office at 218-745-4741 or the employee cell number listed under contacts.  To drop off permit applications or other documents, please use our dropbox located at the east entrance door.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

JD #19 RCPP Project

The Draft alternative screening document that was presented to the PWT on February 20, 2020 can be view by clicking the link below.  The District will accept comments until the end of March 11, 2020.    JD 19 Screening Alternatives Report – 2020-02-26 – DRAFT (1)

Swift Coulee/CD #3 Project

Draft Concurrence Point #3 – Identification of Selected Alternatives

JD #14 RCPP Project

The JD #14 RCPP Project Work Team Meeting Presentation on Screening Alternatives is located under Project.

MN Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR)

BWSR has completed its final review in conformance with state law and concluded that watershed district has adopted a rule, titled Middle-Snake-Tamarac Rivers Watershed District Buffer Enforcement Rule that contains adequate provisions for compliance and enforcement of Minn. Stat. 103f.48 (the Buffer Law).  To view the MSTRWD Buffer Enforcement rule click here Board Approved Buffer Law.

Clean Water Grant Awarded to The Watershed

The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) through the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment has awarded $144,000 in funding for the improvement for Polk County ditch #175.  In an effort to improve water quality and the drain system as a whole, twenty-three high priority locations have been identified as critical areas to reduce significant erosion and agricultural field sediment loads from entering the drain system.   Additional information regarding Clean Water  Land and Legacy funded projects, can be found, by clicking here.

2020 Hunting Season

The 2020 Hunting Application to hunt on MSTRWD property is available on the “Permits” tab.  If you do not have access to a printer, stop by the office to complete the permit.  Please pay attention to the rules and check out the “Hunting Maps” under the “Permits” tab, as these are the only places that the public is welcome to hunt.