Area II, formed in 1978 as a non-profit organization, works to alleviate the recurrent flood problems which plague this area of southwestern Minnesota.
This organization is recognized as a leader in flood damage reduction by the installation of dams/reservoirs and road retentions.
Area II assists the member counties in the engineering design, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, construction, and finance of flood control projects. Assistance has also involved water management endeavors, river monitoring, and lake and wetland restoration projects.
Due to the unique land forms of this area, particularly the Coteau de Prairies (otherwise know as the Buffalo Ridge), Area II receives a cost-share rate of 75% state funding and 25% local funding for the office administration and project implementation. Oversight of this grant-in-aid program is provided by the Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources.
For more information, click on About Area II
It is the goal of the Redwood-Cottonwood Rivers Control Area that the information on its website be accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and that the statutes implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 104, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and that statutes implementing regulations at 28 C.F.R. Part 35.