Wild Rice Watershed Taking Part in Sediment Study with USGS
Ada, MN — The Wild Rice Watershed District is working with the Red River Water Management Board and the US Geological Service to conduct studies on sediment flowage along the Wild Rice, South Brand, and Red Rivers. The main goal for the watershed is to identify how the sediment in the river, specifically in the lower Wild Rice and South Branch, has changed over the past 10 years, according to Kevin Ruud of the Wild Rice Watershed District.
And while no spring flood is a good thing, for this sediment study it is not. Ruud says they actually prefer high water because that is when sediment moves down the river the most.
The results of the 3-year study should indicate whether or not the sediment issues along the Wild Rice River and South Branch are stabilizing.