At the same time, the impacts of these BMPs on other resource concerns, such as flooding, habitat, and soil health, must be considered.  

The Red River Basin/Cold Climate Agricultural Nutrients

BMP Workshop was held with the purpose to review

and explore the available research on the effectiveness

of BMPs with consideration of colder climates

that we have in the Red River Basin. 

Click on link below to view presentations... 

Click on any of the document images to review the Workshop Final Summary Report and Factsheets!

Workshop Final Report 

RRB_Cold Climate_Agricultural Nutrients

Beneficial Management Practices Factsheet

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Research Gaps and Recommendations Factsheet

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Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs)

Adopting agricultural Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) is critical to reducing nutrient runoff into and improving water quality of the Red River and, ultimately, Lake Winnipeg. 


Exciting times!


LiDAR data is being utilized throughout the entire southern basin!

Red River Basin Commission's US states have been using

LiDAR data collected in 2006 in the LiDAR software - Prioritize, Target, and Measure (PTM) application - for years in their target planning while addressing areas of concern.

This data will also soon be updated as it is slated to be reflown. 


RRBC, Province of Manitoba and the partnering municipalities, are prepared to have final LiDAR data collected this fall, along with re-flying the Red River corridor! 

After a very engaging and successful kickoff with our first of a series of Workshops on LiDAR uses and tools, we continue preparing the curriculum and presentations for these highly valued learning opportunities. 

As we work through these difficult times with Covid-19, the delivery of this learning series will look different with virtual options and workshops that follow all health restrictions and guidelines. 

We look forward to sharing

the many benefits of LiDAR!

Please stay tuned!

Netley Marsh Restoration


Red River Basin Commission and its partners are now finalizing the consultation process with our First Nation and Metis friends.


We want to give thanks to our partners and funding partners

that are bringing success to this exciting project!

We are targeting a 2021 project launch!

Visit our                                       website

for more information on this project!

Aerial View of River

Visit our                                                    website

for information, for updates and

to be able to listen to the "conversation"

in our Presentation Videos.


After a very successful and first-of-its-kind conference,

we will continue carrying the conversation started by
"One Basin One Governance".

With the continued challenges brought by Covid-19, we are working on ways to continue the success of these conversations - to listen to and to add more voices to the building of a new water governance model that includes our First Nation and Metis governments.

It is our hopes, that our future leaders would embrace and not be afraid of a new model of water governance, where decisions are made with one united voice!

Several grant applications are in the works with the goal of conducting tiling in 2021 and conducting as much as 8 years of research on the changes to practices and water quantity and quality.

As regulations have changed in Manitoba, the RRBC, 
its partners, including the Province of Manitoba and our local watersheds, 

will soon be coming forward with a new tile drainage by-law template.

See our Tile Drainage videos below for more details...


Tile Drainage Webinar 1;

What Does Tile Do for My Land and Crops

Tile Drainage Webinar 2;

How Does Tile Impact Downstream Environments?

Tile Drainage Webinar 3;

Tile Drainage, the Watershed, and the Environment

Tile Drainage Webinar 4;

Policy and Local Government Considerations

Calm Sea

This Working Group has membership/participation representing

Manitoba, Minnesota, North Dakota and US Federal:​​

  • North Dakota

       - ​State Water Commission

       - Grand Forks

       - Fargo

       - Red River Valley Water Supply

  • Minnesota

      - ​MN Pollution Control Agency

      - Department of Natural Resources

      - East Grand Forks

      - Moorhead

  • Manitoba

      - Pembina Valley Water Co-op​

      - Agriculture and Resource Development

  • US Federal

       - National Weather Service

       - US Corps of Engineers

More details to follow....   Stay tuned!

Water Supply

Water Supply is an important goal

outlined in the Red River Basin Commission's

Natural Resource Framework Plan. 


RRBC has a Working Group that is 

dedicated to Water Supply.

RRBC works with stakeholders to ensure that there is adequate and safe water supply

for all the residents in the Red River Basin.


Their Mission Statement; 

Facilitate understanding and education of stakeholders throughout the basin on the potential for drought or other emergency water supply conditions; and ensure that the

local plans have been coordinated regionally or from a basin wide perspective.

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