Accession Number : ADA140724

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

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : GULF SOUTH RESEARCH INST BATON ROUGE LA

PDF Url : ADA140724

Report Date : Dec 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 159

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 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 Main Stem Subbasin is an irregular-shaped area that occupies 2,477 square miles of Minnesota and North Dakota. The subbasin includes all of the land which drains directly into the Red River main stem. Drainage areas at the confluence of the Main Stem and its tributaries are undifferentiated; hence, the Main Stem boundaries as defined are arbitrary delineations in the sense that part of the land in most of the other subbasins could be included in the main Stem Subbasin.

Descriptors :   *Watersheds, North Dakota, Minnesota, Rivers, 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