Accession Number : ADA140675

Title :   Red River of the North Reconnaissance Report: Ottertail River Subbasin.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : GULF SOUTH RESEARCH INST BATON ROUGE LA

PDF Url : ADA140675

Report Date : Dec 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 140

Abstract : The purpose of a reconnaissance study is to provide an overview of the water and related land resource problems and needs within a particular geographic area, to identify planning objectives, to assess potential solutions and problems, to determine priorities for immediate and longrange action, and to identify the capabilities of various governmental units for implementing the actions. The information developed in this report has been combined with information developed in the other subbasin reports to produce a main report covering the basin as a whole. The various flood control measures discussed in this and in other subbasin reports are combined in the main report to develop the outline of an integrated flood control plan for the basin within the context of a comprehensive plan. The Ottertail River Subbasin in southern Minnesota is one of the larger subbasins. Most of the subbasin is located in Ottertail County. A small, but agriculturally important area constitute by the flat plain of the Red River Valley lies in Wilkin County. The upper portion of the Subbasin falls into Becker County, and very small portions fall into Clay, Mahnomen, and Clearwater counties. Most of the Ottertail River Subbasin is covered with rolling hills and numerous lakes and depressions interspersed with cropland, pastureland, and forest, which makes this one of the richest of the subbasins with respect to environmental resources.

Descriptors :   *Watersheds, Minnesota, Streams, Lakes, Water resources, Environments, Flooding, Flood plains, Management

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE