Calendar

Regular Board Meeting

To view a printable version of our minutes from last month, click here

RRWMB Board Meeting

The RRWMB meets the third Tuesday of every month. To view their current happenings, click here

Full Calendar

To view our complete calendar of events, please click here.


Search

advanced

 

West Intercept

Beltrami Area Project

The Roseau West Interceptor Project was completed in 2008 with purposes of flood control and natural resource enhancements.  The project was designed to reduce flood damage to the City of Roseau by re-routing waters which flowed Image 1overland into the west side of the city. These waters also strained the storm sewer system causing even greater damage to the portions of the city west of the Roseau River.

The West Interceptor Project included the construction of a new 7.5 mile channelfrom two miles south of MN Highway 89/11 to an outlet in the Roseau River just over 5 miles northwest of Roseau. The outlet location removes contributing flood waters to a downstream location far enough away from the city to prevent backwater effects. The channel was designed to prevent 100 year flood flows from damaging lands along the Interceptor’s length.

Photo_2The West Interceptor Project provided for roughly 600 acres of prairie and wetland restoration. Ditch plugs aided in the restoration of wetlands, and the uplands were seeded with native grasses.