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Welcome to Bois de Sioux Watershed District!


  • The Bois de Sioux Watershed District offers for sale the following-described parcel of land located in Western Township, Otter Tail County, more specifically described as:
  • Southwest Quarter (SW ¼) of Section 32, Township 131, Range 44, Otter Tail County, Minnesota,
  • Quarter section, more or less, subject to any easements or reservations of record. Property ID #61000320151000

    Sealed offers will be received by the Administrator of the Bois de Sioux Watershed District until 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. The property is being sold in one (1) tract. Sealed offers must be made on the offer form provided on the Bois de Sioux Watershed District’s website. Offers will be a lump sum figure for the tract and not a bid per acre. The offers should contain the dollar amount of the offer, the description of the specific property for which the offer is being submitted, and the intended use of the real property. Please be advised, interested parties are solely responsible for reviewing additional terms and conditions for the sale of the real property, which can be found on the Bois de Sioux Watershed District’s website.

    The terms and conditions (includes bid form) can be viewed here. The subsequent purchase agreement can be viewed here. The offers will be considered by the Board of Managers of the Bois de Sioux Watershed District during a closed portion of its regular meeting, held pursuant to Minn. Stat. Sec. 13D.05, subd. 3(c), on March 16, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., at 704 Highway 75 South, Wheaton, Minnesota 56296. The Board of Managers retains the right to reject any and all offers and to negotiate the sale.





On December 15, 2023, the 2023 General Fund Budget (click here) and 2023 Construction/RRWMB Budget (click here) were approved.
Click here for ditch assessments
that were also approved.

For an explanation of the approved 2023 tax levies, please watch this video.


Office Hours

  • Staff are available during regular office hours, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM at 320/563-4185. Currently, there are no delays to permit processing or responding to drainage ditch issues.


    Watch Live DNR Footage of the North Ottawa Impoundment here.


Tile Permits

Tile is an important tool for management of excess water. These projects are regulated through our permit application process -> start here..


LIDAR Map Portal

Looking for topographical and watershed map information?

And here are some instructions on how to use the portal.

Mustinka River Rehabilitation and Redpath Flood Impoundment

The District has begun Phase 1 construction in 2022. For more information about these joint projects, please watch our informational video on YouTube.

Our meetings

The Bois de Sioux Watershed District Board of Managers meets regularly on the third Thursday of each month, generally for a half of a day starting at 8:00 a.m. April through October and at 9:00 a.m. November through March in the District conference room (unless otherwise noted on the agenda). The public is welcome! .

Click Here for Meeting Notices - Scroll for Committees 


The Lake Traverse Water Quality Improvement Project was recently featured by the Red River Water Management Board. Check-out project details here.



Grant money received!

clean water fund logoThe BDSWD proudly thanks the Minnesota Legacy Act Clean Water Fund, administered by the Board of Soil and Water Resources, for the grant opportunites to fund the Joint Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan, Lake Traverse Water Quality Improvement Project (Phases 1 - 3), Mustinka River Rehabilitation, and TCD #35.

Funding has also been received from the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund on behalf of the Redpath Mustinka River Rehabilitation project.

For more information about how the funds are spent by the District please click here and for more information about the grant funding source please click here.