The Two Rivers Watershed District worked on several flood control, drainage, water quality, and other water management initiatives this coming year.
Twelve regular monthly board meetings were held during the course of 2014, each on the first Wednesday of each month. The Annual Meeting was held on January 2, 2014. Two special meetings and three public hearings of the Board were held during the year.
The District was able to focus on one major construction project and several
maintenance projects in 2013. Several of the ditches under the District's management
were restored to their original grade and cross section, allowing for agricultural drainage.
Several other systems were surveyed to determine the amounts of accumulated sediment.
2012 was another year that presented challenges and issues with regard to water management. The year was characterized as very dry for most of the year. Data provided within this report shows that there was very little spring snow melt runoff, followed by lower than average rainfall during the rest of the year.
The District was able to focus on maintenance of ditch systems in 2012.
2011 was another year that presented challenges and issues with regard to water management. The year was characterized as very wet in the first half, and then becoming very dry in the second half of the year. Data provided within this report shows that May through July were wetter than normal, but then August through December were drier than normal.
The year brought not just one Presidential disaster declaration, but two – one for
the spring flood and one for significant summer flooding. Projects and ditch systems
under the District's jurisdiction were once again tested and utilized to handle the flows
that surged through the system. The Nereson impoundment, Ross impoundment, and
Horeshoe Lake impoundment were all utilized to reduce downstream flows.