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Infrastructure Programs

Waterway Infrastructure

The District maintains drains, culverts, and bridges within the Cooks-Devils Creek watershed. If you have any concerns or requests for maintenance of any of the District infrastructure, please contact the office by phone or email. The District investigates and reviews requests as they are received. Prioritization of the requested projects are done by each individual Sub District. Some factors involved in the prioritization process are cost-benefit, safety issues, and feasibility. 

All drains within the jurisdication of the Northeast Red Watershed District are shown in the map below.

Abandoned Well Sealing

The District will seal abandoned wells for a $100 fee to the landowner. Sealing abandoned wells is important in preventing contamination of groundwater and can also be a safety issue. The District seals wells as they are received. The application can be found at the link below.

New Crossings

Applications for new crossings can be made to the District with a $175 fee to the applicant. New access crossings across District drains are reviewed by the Board of Directors on a case by case basis. The District will determine the size of culvert(s) necessary and provide an estimate and construction specifications. The District maintains the right to deny new access crossings over its waterways. The application form can be found at the link below.

Haying Permits

The District owns many drains and berms that are suitable for haying. Applications can be made to the District to hold a permit to cut and remove hay on requested land for three years. All applications have a $50 fee to the applicant. Permits will be reviewed by the Board of Directors in conjunction with any existing hay permits. The application form can be found at the link below.