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


We are hosting a Photo Contest with a GRAND PRIZE of $250 and 5 Runner Up prizes of $50


See below for Category information and

click on the button below for the submission information and list of rules. 

  • 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.

Save the Date!
"Rivers Divide and Rivers Unite – Together Again in 2022"
39th Annual Red River Basin Commission
Land and Water International Summit Conference
will be January 11-13, 2022
at Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba
(location pending Covid-19 restrictions)

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.

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The North American Drought Monitor (NADM) is a cooperative effort between drought experts in Canada, Mexico and the United States to monitor drought across the continent on an ongoing basis. The NADM is updated monthly.

Many people are asking; 
“How serious are the drought conditions in the Red River Valley?”

Rivers and lakes vary from below normal to much below normal.
Rainfall events have helped improve conditions in some areas, however, conditions remain very dry across the region, ranging from severe drought to exceptional drought in some areas, as indicated on the map above. 

Source Information: 

Additional Resources:

What is the Red River Basin Commission?

US Office:

1120 28th Ave. N., Suite C

Fargo, ND  58102

Ph:  701-356-3183

Canada Office:

203-1111 Munroe Ave.

Winnipeg, MB R2K 3Z5

Ph: 204-982-7250

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The Ripple Effect


Over 40 years of working together to achieve common goals for water protection and management within the Red River Basin.



News in the Basin

September Ex Officio and Board Meeting & Tour, September 1-2, 2021

RRBC's Annual Ex Officio & Board Meeting held Wednesday, September 1st, starting at 12:30 pm.

Hybrid meeting - virtual and in person at the Courtyard by Marriott in Moorhead, MN

with the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Tour the following morning on September 2, 2021.


SAVE THE DATE - RRBC Annual Conference in January 2022

"Rivers Divide and Rivers Unite - Together Again in 2022"

Our 39th Annual Red River Basin Commission Land and Water International Summit Conference 

will be January 11-13, 2022 at Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba

(location pending Covid-19 restrictions)



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!

If you were not able join us on the Tour you can now watch it on our YouTube channel. 

Click on the image below to enjoy the videos!

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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