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Welcome to Bois de Sioux Watershed District!

Office Hours

  • Staff are available during regular office hours, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM at 320/563-4185. Currently, there are no delays to permit processing or responding to drainage ditch issues.

    Our 2021 Budgets are described here and here.



Big Lake Flood Risk Reduction Project

A Findings of Fact and Record of Decision has been established and can be found here.


LIDAR Map Portal

Looking for topographical and watershed map information?

And here are some instructions on how to use the portal.

Mustinka River Rehabilitation and Redpath Flood Impoundment

The District is looking forward to construction in 2022. For more information about these joint projects, please watch our informational video on YouTube.

Our meetings

The Bois de Sioux Watershed District Board of Managers meets regularly on the third Thursday of each month, generally for a half of a day starting at 8:00 a.m. April through October and at 9:00 a.m. November through March in the District conference room. The public is welcome! .

Click Here for Meeting Notices - Scroll for Committees 


The Lake Traverse Water Quality Improvement Project was recently featured by the Red River Water Management Board. Check-out project details here.

A public hearing will be held July 13th at 10:00 AM to present and discuss Phase II project details. A full notice is available here.


Grant money received!

clean water fund logoThe BDSWD proudly thanks the Clean Water Fund for the grant opportunites to fund Traverse County Ditch #37, Wilkin County Ditch #8, One Watershed One Plan, Wilkin County Ditch #9, Judicial Ditch #11, Judicial Ditch #6, Lake Traverse Water Quality Improvement Project Phases 1 and 2, and Watershed Based Implementation Funds.

For more information, click here.