Client :: Red River Waterway Commission
Industry :: Tourism, Industry, Economic Development
The site for the Red River Waterway Commission targets a wide audience: people interested in fishing, boating, camping/recreation areas, the commissioners, ports and economic development, locks/dams as well as education about the Red River, the Red River Valley and its citizens and wildlife.
An examination of traffic at the RRWC’s previous site determined that Maps and Directions, Materials Requests and Latest News were most frequented. These topics are pulled forward and made readily available on the homepage. Also, a custom module gathers information from the Corps of Engineers data service and generated a graphical representation of the river stages at key locations. Interactive flash maps allow users to view and navigate to more information about the recreation areas, ports and locks and dams. Teachers can download and present online lesson plans designed to educate about the importance of the Red River relative to our local lifestyle and economy. An Online Office allows for the Commission to post members, agendas and minutes for meetings. The “Life on the Red” section houses interactive games for kids and adults alike, allowing them to learn about the history of the area, through an interactive timeline, and view the fish, wildlife and abundant plant life along the River.