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North Fork Crow River Watershed District

Mission Statement

To improve and enhance water quality, to control water flow, to reduce erosion and sedimentation, to promote wise public, private and natural use of water while maintaining, enhancing and preserving public and private drainage for present and future residents of the Watershed District.

small watershed map

Click to open larger printable image of NFCRWD 


Current News

BOARD MEETINGS are the second Monday of each month at 07:00p.m April-Nov (1pm Dec-March)

Manure Applications

Minimum setbacks near waters

(counties can be more restrictive than state Rule 7020)

                               Surface       (Incorporation

                              Application   within 24 hrs.)

Lake, Stream              300’*           (25’**)

Wetlands (10+ac.)     300’*           (25’**)

Ditches (w/o berms)  300’*           (25’**)

Open tile intakes       300’              (0’)

Well, quarry               50’               (50’)

Sinkhole (w/o berms)

Downslope                50’               (50’)

Upslope                    300’              (50’)

*100’ vegetated buffer can be used instead of 300’ setback

For non-winter applications (50’ buffer for wetlands/ditches)

**no long-term phosphorus buildup within 300’

Feedlot Helpline : 1877-333-3508


AIS video (Click to watch)

Silent Invaders Episode 2: Zebra & Quagga Mussels

Final TMDL report for Rice Lake (click here)

The North Fork Crow River Watershed District (NFCRWD) has been awarded a 2012 Board of Water Resources conservation drainage grant for Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs). The NFCRWD will be implementing best management practices (Rock Inlets, Controlled Outlets and a Woodchip Bioreactor) on existing tile systems that outlet to country ditches.

The NFCRWD is seeking interested landowners to implement these practices cost share (75 percent vie grant, 25 percent from landowner) is available. Contact the Watershed office or stop in to the office for more information.

Agricultural Conservation Practices Brochure

MN DNR Invasive Speacies Video

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