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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 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! Our 2021 General and Construction Fund Budgets and Levies were recently approved.

The draft Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan and Appendices were published on September 8, 2020 for comment.

Click Here for Meeting Notices 

north ottawa

The North Ottawa Impoundment was built for the primary purpose of mitigating flood hazards. The Impoundment also provides natural resource enhanacements.

Click Here to see How Our Operations Support Flood Hazard Mitigation and Natural Resource Enahancements


Grant money received!

clean water fund logoThe BDSWD proudly thanks the Clean Water Fund for the grant opportunites to fund the Redpath Impoundment, One Watershed One Plan, Wilkin County Ditch #9, Judicial Ditch #11, and the Lake Traverse Water Quality Improvement Project.

For more information, click here.