Accession Number : ADA140691

Title :   Snake River Subbasin, Red River of the North Reconnaissance Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.


PDF Url : ADA140691

Report Date : Jan 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 136

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 Snake River Subbasin occupies 464 square miles of the northern Minnesota portion of the Red River Basin. It is one of the smaller subbasins, but occupies portions of three counties: Marshall, Polk, and Pennington. It is bordered on the north by the Middle River Subbasin, on the east by the Red River Subbasin, and on the south and west by the Main Stem Subbasin. Since the Middle River to the north is a tributary to the Snake, a small portion of the Snake River Subbasin curves above the Middle River Subbasin. The area has achieved a legal status through the formation of the Middle River-Snake River Watershed District; but, as the name of the District indicates, the Snake River Subbasin is not a separable legal entity.

Descriptors :   *Watersheds, Minnesota, Streams, Water resources, Environments, Flooding, Flood control

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE