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Stay tuned for updates on our RRBC Projects page.....

Giving Tuesday... You can help!

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You can help us win $5000 for our organization to continue our goals of water management and water education!
CLICK HERE to nominate us for the CanadaHelps contest.
Thank you to all of our supporters! #GivingTuesday

No purchase necessary. Contest runs 12:00:01 am NT Nov. 18/21 until 11:59:59 pm PT on Nov. 29/21. Open to residents of Canada aged 13+ years. Prize: one (1) donation of $5,000 (CAD) from CanadaHelps to the winner’s registered charity of choice in Canada. 
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CLICK HERE to donate with the Caring Catalog - an online, giving platform powered by the FM Area Foundation to help connect
Fargo-Moorhead community members with local nonprofits
during the holiday season.

The 2021 FM Area Caring Catalog will return November 29 and
run through December 13!

The Red River Basin Commission is very grateful to be one of the nonprofit organizations involved in this very important donation event. 
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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.

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

Registration Early Bird Pricing - AVAILABLE NOW to December 20th! 
To register by credit card payments, 
please click on the applicable Registration Button below

(to register in the country that you reside)

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

January 11-13, 2022

In Person at Alerus Center, Grand Forks, North Dakota

or join us Virtually (meeting link will be provided)

(Please note; Credit card processing fee is included in ticket price)

Having trouble with your Registration, please contact us
as we would be very happy to help. 

US Office: 701-356-3183
Canada Office: 204-982-7250

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 Red River Basin is a special place! 

You can help us in our Vision!

"A Red River Basin where residents, organizations and governments work together to achieve basin-wide commitment to comprehensive integrated watershed stewardship
and management."
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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

RRBC Annual Conference January 2022 - REGISTRATION OPEN!

"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 in person at Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota

or you may join us virtually!  See Annual Conference page for more details and to register!

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.

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