Accession Number : ADA140723

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

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : GULF SOUTH RESEARCH INST BATON ROUGE LA

Report Date : DEC 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 123

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 Middle River Subbasin is about 50 miles long and is composed of a six mile wide elongated area in the western two thirds and an irregular area about 13 miles wide at its greatest extent in the east, Occupying 324 square miles in Marshall County, it is one of the smallest of the subbasins. A Watershed district has been formed for the area that includes the Snake River Subbasin to the south. Thus, the subbasin has a legal as well as a natural (hydrologic) status.

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