Grier Water Retention

Located on the North Branch of Jordan River along PR 201


  • Reduces flooding downstream
  • Reduces nutrient loading to the Roseau River
  • Increases aquatic and wildlife habitat
  • Builds on-farm resiliency to climate change
  • Increases carbon storage
  • Protects down stream infrustructure


  • 19 acre feet* of storage at peak capacity
  • Average depth of water stored at full capacity 18″
  • Low flow culvert control
  • 20 meter wide rock spillway using natural slope

*an acre foot of water is equivalent to having water spread 1 ft deep across 1 acre of land

Project Overview

Brain Grier is a member of our Rat River & Joubert Creek sub-district, he has been impressed by the community benefit that water retention projects have provided throughout the Watershed District. Having a great water retention site on his and wife’s Karen land they made the decision to ask SRRWD to install a water retention. This water retention is going to help reduce downstream flows helping relieve pressure on infrastructure.