Accession Number : ADA140704

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

Descriptive Note : Final rept.


PDF Url : ADA140704

Report Date : Dec 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 101

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 Elm River Subbasin is an irregularly shaped piece of land occupying 510 square miles of the central North Dakota portion of the Red River Basin. It is one of the smallest of the subbasins, occupying portions of three counties: Cass, Traill, and Steele. Most of the area is a featureless lake plain broken by wavelike swells or beachlines wth intervening sloughs and depressions. It has a claim to distinction in that it is almost totally under cultivation (94%).

Descriptors :   *Watersheds, North Dakota, 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