Judicial Ditch #3

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About Judicial Ditch #3

Miles: 5.5

Township(s)/County: Teien and Kittson

Fund Balance 12/31/14: $9,096

2016 Levy: $10,000

Established – 1926 as “Outlet #2” within JD #10 system (current alignment)
Recent maintenance - Survey (2011 and 2015), sediment removal from origin to outlet (2011)
Typical Section - 8 foot bottom width, 3 to 1 side slopes
Ditch Grade – Stations 0 – 266 = 0.02%   Stations 266 to outlet = 0.10%


This is a 5.5 mile long system which begins two miles south of the Marshall-Kittson County line in Donnelly Township and outlets into Judicial Ditch #10 3.5 miles north of the Marshall-Kittson county line.


This system is inspected annually and maintenance activities are undertaken if deemed necessary. These activities range from beaver dam removal and beaver trapping to spraying of cattail and other nuisance vegetation to removal of silt and sediment to repair of sloughed side slopes or eroded culverts. Detailed maintenance reports are kept and filed each year in the ditch file. The District as the ditch authority for these ditches is also responsible for maintaining a ditch fund to pay for maintenance expenses. Each year the District assesses the needs of each ditch and a tax is levied against the "benefited area" of each ditch, if necessary and if the funding is needed. Each year the District certifies this levy to the County Auditor of the County where the ditch is located.