Basin Water Level Monitoring

Managing the quantity of water and minimizing the negative impact from floods, high flows, and droughts is a mission of the VBWD Managers. Collecting water level data helps the Managers make decisions in managing the water levels and floodplains of the VBWD’s water resources. 

VBWD contracts with Washington Conservation District to collect water level data at several basins within the District.  That data are shared with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, who includes the data in LakeFinder:

Annually, the VBWD updates water level graphs and includes the graphs in an appendix to its annual report. VBWD annual reports can be found here: