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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 2022 Budgets are described here and here.

    A video of how our budgets are established can be viewed here:


Haying Open for Bids

The Bois de Sioux Watershed District is seeking a successful bidder to mow and hay portions of District property. Bids are due 3:00 PM on May 18, 2022. Click here for the bid form and more information..


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 (unless otherwise noted on the agenda). 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.



Grant money received!

clean water fund logoThe BDSWD proudly thanks the Minnesota Legacy Act Clean Water Fund, administered by the Board of Soil and Water Resources, 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 - 3), Mustinka River Rehabilitation, TCD #35, and Watershed Based Implementation Funds.

For more information about how the funds are spent by the District please click here and for more information about the grant funding source please click here.