Accession Number : ADA140734

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

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : GULF SOUTH RESEARCH INST BATON ROUGE LA

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 Rush River Subbasin is the smallest of the subbasins, occupying 304 square miles in the southern North Dakota portion of the Red River Basin. Actually, the Rush River Subbasin is not a subbasin to the Red River, since the Rush River empties into the Sheyenne River about six miles before the latter's confluence with the Red River. The subbasin is located entirely within Cass County and is bordered on the north by the Elm and Main Stem subbasins and on the east, west, and south by the Maple River Subbasin. Although various water resource agencies have authority in the area, the subbasin does not itself have a legal status.

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