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Impoundments such as the Brandt-Agnus Coulee impoundment in northwest Minnesota were built for flood control, but they’re providing a secondary benefit as birdwatching destinations. Photos by Brad Dokken / Forum News Service

Northwest Minnesota watershed district taps into tourism potential

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Warren, Minn. - Danny Omdahl knew nothing of buffleheads or pelican nests until the local watershed district built a series of five impoundments to manage the floodwaters that sometimes ravaged this tabletop-flat area of northwest Minnesota.

“I’d never seen a bufflehead – I never knew they existed,” Omdahl, of Warren, said of the small diver duck species.

He does now.

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