We invite you to join in the fun and enter your river photos in our Photo Contest!

There are six categories; 

  • Weather in the Red River Basin;      photos that show the Red River and/or any of its tributaries during winter, spring summer or fall, featuring the associated weather. 

  • Recreation in the Red River Basin;  photos that show ways to enjoy the Red River and/or any of its tributaries - canoeing, fishing, kayaking, etc. 

  • Urban Settings in the Red River Basin; photos of the Red River and/or any of its tributaries as they flow through populated areas such as Fargo, Grand Forks, Winnipeg, or any of the other communities of the Basin.

  • Natural Beauty of the Red River Basin; photos showing scenic shot of the red River and/or any of its tributaries (wildlife, sunsets, etc)

  • Water Infrastructure Projects around the Red River Basin; photos showing any of the many water infrastructure projects throughout the Basin. 

  • Youth; photos containing any content pertaining to the Red River and/or any of its tributaries, taken and submitted by photographer ages 17 and under as of Dec 31, 2021.

While the Red River Basin Commission is most often associated with flooding, we also pay attention to drought, habitat, recreation and many other aspects of water management. Holistic and long-term planning across jurisdictional boundaries is what we strive for.

Of late many people are asking; 

“How serious are the drought conditions in the Red River Valley?”

The short answer is “not terrible, but not good”!

The Provincial drought monitoring map above

shows us a visual of the current situation. 

Other source information:
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What is the Red River Basin Commission?


Fargo Office:

1120 28th Ave. N., Suite C

Fargo, ND  58102

Ph:  701-356-3183

Winnipeg Office:

203-1111 Munroe Ave.

Winnipeg, MB R2K 3Z5

Ph: 204-982-7250

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News in the basin...

2021 Summer Tour - July 21, 2021

RRBC hosted a bus tour of select SWCD and Watershed District projects, as well as some municipal and federal projects in the Red Lake Watershed District and Thief River Falls areas on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Among other sites, we visited the Black River Impoundment, the TRF West Side Flood Damage Reduction Project, Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge, and the Demrais/Hanson SWCD 1W1P Project. It was a full day of great sites and information!


World Environment Day - June 5, 2021

Join "Generation Restoration" for World Environment Day

and help to restore our local and global ecosystems.


Earth Day - April 22, 2021

The very first Earth Day was in 1970. 

51 years of caring!

Our environment is everyone's concern.

We can all work together to make a difference.

World Water Day - March 22, 2021

This year's theme is Valuing Water!

We, along with our partners, recognize the importance of the Netley Marsh in helping to keep

Lake Winnipeg healthy and we continue our efforts on the Netley Marsh Restoration Project 

to "Save Netley Marsh".

38th Annual Red River Basin Land & Water International Summit Conference

Thank you for attending!

With over 300 registered, the conference was a great success! 

We are truly grateful for your support and partnership!

Conference details on our Annual Conference page...

Netley Marsh Restoration - Presentation by Gordon Goldsborough


You can now find the full presentation of Dr. Gordon Goldsborough on the Netley Marsh Restoration Pilot project. This presentation took place on September 10, 2020 and it was part of the consultation process for Peguis First Nation​.

More information at www.SaveNetleyMarsh.com


Corps of Engineers begins winter drawdowns in Red River of the North basin

Click Here for the full article


Tile Drainage Municipal By-Law Template
A step-by-step guide to considerations to assist in creating their own Tile Drainage By-Laws.  Click Here


Tile Drainage Webinars
What is tile drainage?  Will it work for me? What about the watershed?  Do we need a policy?  Click Here


North Ottawa Nutrient Capture

Biomass Harvesting Video - Click Here

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