BTSAC Surface Drainage Management Recommendations

The Basin Technical Advisory Committee (BTSAC) is wrapping up its efforts to study the effects of surface drainage on flooding and develop management recommendations for Red River Basin water managers. ¬†BTSAC’s charge was to:

  • Determine how to best manage existing surface drainage systems to increase or maintain drainage benefits, reduce flood flows, and decrease downstream
  • Determine best strategies for future drainage system improvements/modifications to maintain or improve drainage benefits, reduce flood flows, and decrease downstream flood damages,

A final report with recommendations for the MN Red River Watershed Management Board and the ND Red River Joint Water Resources District is available:

Briefing Paper #3: Water Management Options for Surface Drainage.

For more information, contact Charles Fritz @ 701.388.0861