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ND Flooding
2019 Spring Flooding

For the most up to date flood information, please visit the ND Response website.

Economic & Life Cycle Cost Analysis

As directed by the 2017 Legislature’s passage of NDCC 61-03-21.4, the State Water Commission will require cost-share applications for municipal water supply projects to include LCCA results for agency review. Similarly, cost-share applications for flood control or water conveyance projects with a total cost of one million dollars or more, must include a completed EA, with model results, for agency review. This requirement applies to projects receiving cost-share funding after June 30, 2019. Guidance and electronic fillable models to conduct these analyses may be accessed on the EA web page and LCCA web page.

Earn Teacher Credits By Attending A Water Education Workshop

Watershed Institute

Teachers... are you looking for credits this summer? The Discover Today’s Watershed Institute has been approved for 4 graduate credits through NDSU, UND, and Minot State! No pre or post assignments. All requirements will be met during the institute! The registration fee covers room, food and lots of classroom ready materials. Space is limited, so register today! Project WET Registration

2019-2021 Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

The Water Commission and Office of the State Engineer’s 2019-2021 Strategic Plan was completed with a refocused approach. Within this document, you will find newly established goals and strategic initiatives, which together, provide a targeted approach to high-quality delivery of services. In addition, the agency’s key projects and programs are outlined, along with defined tasks and actions required to achieve desired outcomes. The 2019-2021 Strategic Plan is available for download here.

2019 Water Development Plan

Water Development Plan

The 2019 Water Development Plan is the result of nearly a year’s worth of Water Commission coordination with project sponsors from across the state to understand and identify future projects and their associated financial needs. Included in this document is a comprehensive inventory of water projects throughout North Dakota that could come forward for new or additional cost-share in future biennia. In addition, emphasis was placed on 10- and 20-year forecasts for water development needs in North Dakota. The 2019 Water Development Plan is available for download here.

The Current - April

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.

2019 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.

June 13, 2019 / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Brynhild Haugland Room, Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck

August 8, 2019 / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Brynhild Haugland Room, Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck

October 10, 2019 / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Brynhild Haugland Room, Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck

December 6, 2019 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ramkota Hotel, Bismarck

Please visit meeting information for a full list of upcoming commission meetings. For information, please contact Cheryl Fitzgerald at the Water Commission (701) 328-4940 or by e-mail.

2019 Subcommittee Meetings

Meetings will be held via telephone/video conferencing from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the upstairs Conference Room, State Water Commission, 900 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck.

May 16, 2019

July 11, 2019

September 12, 2019

November 7, 2019

Please visit subcommittee meeting information for a full list of upcoming subcommittee meetings. For information, please contact Cheryl Fitzgerald at the Water Commission (701) 328-4940 or by e-mail.

Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Project Assistance Program

NDAC, Section 89-11 provides the State Water Commission the ability to provide cost-share assistance to livestock producers with water supply shortages caused by drought.

Eligible livestock producers in drought proclamation counties may qualify for up to $4,500 in cost-share assistance, for up to three projects, on the following items:

  • New water wells,
  • New rural water system connections,
  • New pipeline extensions, pasture taps, and associated works,
  • Labor, materials, and equipment rentals for work completed by the producer to develop new water supply projects.

The following counties are eligible to receive cost-share assistance at this time: Adams, Benson, Billings, Bottineau, Bowman, Burke, Burleigh, Dickey, Divide, Dunn, Eddy, Emmons, Foster, Golden Valley, Grand Forks, Grant, Griggs, Hettinger, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McHenry, McIntosh, McKenzie, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Mountrail, Nelson, Oliver, Pierce, Ramsey, Ransom, Renville, Sargent, Sheridan, Sioux, Slope, Stark, Steele, Stutsman, Walsh, Ward, Wells, and Williams.

Please visit the Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Project Assistance Program site for more information, please contact Steve Best at (701) 328-4989, or e-mail.