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Seeking Public Comments

The State Water Commission is seeking comments on the Revised Draft SWC Funding Policy, Procedure, and General Requirements; and the Revised Draft Project Prioritization Guidance policy.

Revised Draft SWC Funding Policy, Procedure, and General Requirements

Revised Draft Project Prioritization Guidance

April 12, 2018, is the deadline to provide written comments to the Commission. The public also has the option to provide verbal comments on both policies at the February 8 and April 12, 2018, Water Commission meetings in Bismarck.

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Written comments can be e-mailed, or mailed:
ND State Water Commission
ATTN Water Development
900 East Boulevard Ave. Dept. 770
Bismarck, ND 58505-0850

2019 Water Development Plan

2019 Water Plan

The State Water Commission (SWC) is in the process of developing a Water Development Plan for the 2019-2021 biennium and beyond. This plan will ultimately help identify North Dakota’s potential water development projects, the timing of their implementation, and estimated costs.

Water projects that may require SWC cost-share during the 2019-2021 or future biennia should submit project information via the online form found here.

Should you require a hardcopy form to submit via mail or e-mail, it can be found here.

Deadline to provide project information is March 23, 2018.

2015-2017 State Water Commission Biennial Report Released

Biennial Report

The biennial report highlights key events, accomplishments, and other pertinent activities of the State Water Commission and the Office of the State Engineer during the last biennium. The North Dakota State Water Commission and the Office of the State Engineer have been publishing agency biennial reports since 1904.

The Current - January

The Current

The Current is a quarterly Water Commission and Office of the State Engineer newsletter that provides the latest agency-specific information concerning water development, regulatory and appropriation efforts, water education, policy changes, Commission meeting highlights, and much more.

We hope you find the content useful and helpful.

Upcoming Water Commission Meetings

In order to access the bookmark function for the agendas, please view this document via a Firefox browser or download it and view in Adobe Acrobat.

April 12, 2018 / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Brynhild Haugland Room, State Capitol, Bismarck

June 14, 2018 / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Brynhild Haugland Room, State Capitol, Bismarck

August 9, 2018 / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Couteau Room, 1st Floor, Judicial Wing, State Capitol, Bismarck

October 11, 2018 / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Brynhild Haugland Room, State Capitol, Bismarck

December 7, 2018 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ramkota Hotel, Bismarck

For information, please contact Cheryl Fitzgerald at the Water Commission (701) 328-4940 or by e-mail.

An Update On Water Permits And Policy

This Powerpoint was given on December 7, 2017.

Livestock Water Supply Program Reactivated

Complete information on the Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Project Assistance Program can be found here.