International Red River Basin Task Force
Completed in 2000, the International Red River Basin Task Force was created to carry out joint Canadian and American studies of flooding issues. Widespread damage from the 1996 Red River flood led to an agreement between the Governments of Canada and the United States to take steps toward reducing the impact of future flooding.
International Red River Basin Task Force: Recognizing the devastating effects of the 1997 Red River flood on both sides of the border and the need for cross-border cooperation in addressing flood-related issues, the governments of Canada and the United States on June 12, 1997 asked the IJC to examine and report on the causes and effects of damaging floods in the Red River basin, and to make recommendations on means to reduce, mitigate and prevent harm from future flooding in the basin. With the completion of the IJC’s final report of November 2000 Living With the Red – A report to the Governments of Canada and the United States on Reducing Flood Impacts in the Red River Basin, the Task Force work has been completed.