Watershed Research

Research Initiatives

Building science capacity among local leaders, leading to informed water and natural resource decisions and robust long term solutions to societies complex water and natural resource challenges.  Explore ongoing projects and past reports and products below:

IWI Map Portal

The IWI Map Portal allows users to access, display, and create hard copy maps of available geospatial data in the Red River of the North Basin. Site is maintained by IWI with funding from the MN Red River Watershed management Board and the ND Red River Joint Water Resource District.

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Prioritize, Target, Measure Application

The Prioritize, Target, Measure Application (PTMApp) is an innovative new tool that will help users with aspects of surface water quality planning from describing the watershed to developing implementation plans.  Learn more about how you can use the application to improve every day decisions for more accurate results.

MN PTMAppND PTMApp PTMApp Training Materials
Watershed Pollutant Load Monitoring

Minnesota-wide event-based water quality monitoring project. Contract with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Flood Damage Reduction 

Water quality and vegetative communitiy assessments, information dissemination pertaining to flood impoundment projects.

Flood Damage Reduction Story Map Gallery
Water Quality Monitoring Training

IWI, in partnership with the Red river Basin Monitoring Advisory Committee, hosts an Annual Water Quality Training.  Annual training ensures quality of data and consistency across the basin.

Water Quality Training
Reports and Past Research Archive

Projects include the Basin Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee, RCPP Benefit Cost Analysis, Fargo-Moorhead Feasibility Study, and more.

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