The Redwood River watershed contains 739 square miles underlain by glacial drift and sedimentary and crystalline rocks.
The land surface slopes gently northeastward and eastward from altitudes greater than 1900 feet at the southwestern edge to less than 850 feet at the mouth of the Redwood River in the east. The area has slight local relief shaped by continental glaciation. The Redwood River and its tributaries, many of which are ephemeral, and ponds and lakes in the area provide water for local use and habitat for wildlife. The glacial drift and sedimentary rocks yield generally adequate water supplies for municipalities, households, and farms.
|Title||Water resources of the Redwood River watershed, southwestern Minnesota|
|Authors||Wayne A. Van Voast, L.A. Jerabek, R.P. Novitzki|
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Series Title||Hydrologic Atlas|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Minnesota Water Science Center|