Roseau County Ditch #4

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About Roseau County Ditch #4

Miles: 7.5

Township(s)/County: Lind, Dewey, and Roseau

Fund Balance 12/31/14: -$32,961

2016 Levy: $15,000


This ditch is approximately 7.5 miles in length and begins at the Roseau-Marshall County line located in Lind Township of Roseau County and flows north to outlet in the South Branch of the Two Rivers in Dewey Township of Roseau County.


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.