Accession Number : ADA140788

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

Descriptive Note : Final rept.


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Report Date : Dec 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : The purpose of a reconnaissance study is to provide an overview of the water and related land resource problem sand 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 Buffalo River Subbasin occupies 1,189 square miles of the southern Minnesota portion of the Red River Basin and covers portions of the counties of Wilkin, Clay, Becker and Ottertail. Most of the land in the subbasin has been cleared for agriculture, although there are some large forest tracts in the eastern extremity, which reaches into the White Earth Indian Reservation. Surface water features include lakes, streams, ditches, creeks and potholes. The dominant water feature is the Buffalo River, which begins in Tamarac Lake in Becker County.

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