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.





Member Counties:

  Brown County

  Cottonwood County

  Lac qui Parle County

  Lincoln County

  Lyon County

  Murray County

  Pipestone County

  Redwood County

  Yellow Medicine County





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                                                                                                                        


Office Hours

 Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

 1424 E. College Drive, Suite 300

 Marshall, MN 56258

 Phone: 507-537-6369


Upcoming Events

Area II and RCRCA Board of Directors start Joint Meetings at 9:00 a.m.

April 6, 2017 - Redwood Falls, MN - Check back for location

May 4, 2017 - Marshall, MN

June 1, 2017 - Redwood Falls, MN

Meeting Locations:

Lyon Street Service Center, 1400 E. Lyon Street, Marshall, MN 56258

Redwood Government Center, 501 S. Mill Street, Redwood Falls, MN 56283