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Courthouse, 715 4th Street

International Falls MN 56649




**Flood Damage Inventory**

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Soil and Water Conservation District and County Land and Water Planning Office are trying to capture flood damages which have occurred as a result of high waters in the Rainy River Basin, including Lake of the Woods.  If you have damages to property, conservation practices, fields and ditches, please fill out the form linked below.  We will use this information to seek federal and state financial assistance to help with repairs and cleanup.

Download the Flood Damage Inventory Form

Please return to:  Koochiching SWCD, 715 4th Street, International Falls, MN 56649 or email samuel.soderman@gmail.com or drop off at the SWCD office located on the first floor of the Courthouse between Environmental Services and the Law Enforcement Center.

These forms can also be found at the Law Enforcement Center, the Environmental Services office in the Courthouse, and at the Kerry Park sandbagging effort.



Rat Root River Sediment Control & Spawning Enhancement


In an effort to improve walleye spawning habitat and address sedimentation resulting from erosion in the Rat Root River, the Koochiching Soil & Water Conservation District, in partnership with the Rainy Lake Sportfishing Club, has been awarded two consecutive grants through the Conservation Partners Legacy (CPL), a small grants program which is part of the LSOHC Outdoor Hertitage Fund.

Click here for project details and photos

Click here for a Map Tour of the Rat Root River Sediment Control & Spawning Enhancement project

Click here for information on the Walleye Spawning Riffle Dedication

Funding and support for this project was provided by the Conservation Partners Legacy Grant program, Rainy Lake Sportfishing Club, Koochiching County Soil & Water Conservation District, Koochiching County, Conservation Corps Minnesota, and Nature Valley



Click Here for the online version or contact the Koochiching SWCD office to purchase the printed version for $30.00 + tax


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