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Flood Damage Reduction Work Group (FDRWG)

Minnesota’s Red River Basin Flood Damage Reduction Work Group (FDRWG) meets regularly to administer a 1998 Mediation Agreement on flood damage reduction and natural resource enhancement.  Co-Chaired by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Red River Basin Watershed Management Board (RRWMB), the FDRWG provides guidance, funding and oversight to watershed districts and their project teams for collaborative development of flood resiliency projects in Minnesota’s portion of the Red River Basin.  The FDRWG also provides recommendations for funding these projects from bond funds administered statewide by DNR’s Flood Hazard Mitigation program. 


In December 1998, an agreement to reduce flood damage and improve natural resources in the Minnesota portion of the Red River Basin was reached by representatives of watershed districts, state and federal agencies, environmental organizations, and private landowner representatives. 

FDRWG Reference Documents can be found in our M-Files system accessed by clicking the icon above. Examples of documents include:​

  • Mission, Policies and Practices

  • Meeting Minutes

  • 1998 Mediation Agreement and Addendum

  • Project Team Handbook

  • Annual Reports

  • Technical Papers


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These committees work with all area agencies and supporting entities that help to reduce flooding on the Red River. Click the icon above to review more in-depth detail about each committee.

For More Information, Contact:

Andrew Graham
Red River Coordinator | NW Region, Ecological and Water Resources Division
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
1732 North Tower Road
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-7959
Cell: 218-606-0128


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