In accordance with Minnesota Statutes Annotated (M.S.A.) 103D.601, and any other applicable statutes, the Board of Managers, Buffalo-Red River Watershed District (BRRWD), is considering the development of a possible flood damage reduction/natural resource enhancement project for Stony Creek, located in central Clay County.  The project involves a multipurpose impoundment in Sections 2, 3, 4, and 9, Barnesville Township, T137N R46W.  It also includes restoration of the Stony Creek channel in Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, and 13, Barnesville Township.  The project is being designed in accordance with the Red River Basin Flood Damage Reduction Work Group Mediation Agreement signed in 1998.  In accordance with M.S.A. 601, the Board of Managers, BRRWD, can initiate a project of this nature by resolution of a majority vote of the Managers.
  The preliminary resolution hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at 7:00 PM in the BRRWD Office, 1303 4th AVE NE, Barnesville, MN.  The purpose of the hearing will be to receive a report from the engineer regarding the feasibility of the project and the estimated cost, which is about $15 million.  The area has a history of flooding and initially straightened Stony Creek in the late 1800s with the development of County Ditch No. 31.  Possible means for financing a project of this nature include a State of Minnesota DNR Flood Damage Reduction grant, DNR Stream Restoration funds, the BRRWD and their M.S.A. 103D.905, Subd. 3 funds, the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority, other state and federal programs, and possible local assessments to upstream and downstream benefited areas on Hay and Stony Creeks.  All persons who might be affected by the proposed project, or who want to comment regarding as to why or why not the BRRWD should take on the noted project, may appear and be heard at the referenced time and date.
Dated this 13th day of May, 2019
                                                                                                                                   /s/ Jay A. Leitch
Jay A. Leitch, President
Buffalo-Red River
Watershed District
/s/  John E. Hanson
Attest:  John E. Hanson,
Buffalo-Red River
Watershed District