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Water Retention's Needed!!!


November 9, 2019

Were the CCC boys responsible for creating the retention ponds in, at, and round the Beltrami State Forest preventing uncontrollable farmland flooding…. Regardless which organization did, it worked.. Until 2002 when the Beltrami State Forest received 18 inches of rain destroying, I was told 87 retention’s, creating the largest summer flood in Roseau county.

Since 2003 early spring run off from Beltrami has been filling the lake bottom before the farmland, due to the lack of the retention’s…..This September rain was the real proof of why these retention ponds are needed….. The vol...

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