This section provides access to related water resource information that is currently managed by the State Water Commission. The links under the Map and Data Resources section include links to active database resources managed by the Water Commission. If you have any questions or problems accessing these resources, please contact Chris Bader at (701) 328-2750, or by e-mail at Chris Bader
Provides access to available information on construction permits in North Dakota that pertain to various types of retention structures.
Provides access to drainage permits in North Dakota.
The North Dakota State Water Commission and the office of the State Engineer are responsible for the preservation and dissemination of official government survey plats (GLOs) and notes for the State of North Dakota. Many of these documents are as old, or older than the State itself, dating back to the late 1800s through the early 1900s.
Ground / Surface Water
Provides access to well data that is available in North Dakota. This includes site information, lithologic data, water level data, and water chemistry data.
The State Water Commission Map Services are a variety of internet map servers with various themes. Currently there is one general map service which uses the Water Commission's vast data resources such as water data locations, drillers logs, aquifers, and precipitation info to integrate with our spatial data holdings including aerial photography, geo-political boundaries, transportation, and hydrographic features.
Provides access to rainfall reports by the Atmospheric Resource Board's Cooperative Observer Network. The network consists of approximately 800 observers that report rainfall during April through September each year. Rainfall reporting has been ongoing since 1977 and the data is available here.
Private Contractor Logs
Provides access to the Board of Water Well Contractors driller's reports. Well Driller's Reports are required to be filed with the State Board of Water Well Contractors within 30 days after completion or abandonment of a well.
Provides access to a wide variety of maps that have been produced by the NDSWC for both detailed studies and general use which might be of interest to the public.
Provides access to available information on dams, dikes, diversion structures, ponds, lagoons, and dugouts in North Dakota.
The Water Commission has developed a variety of tools internally. Many users outside of the Water Commission have found these tools to be useful so they are available here.
Provides access to available information for Water Permits that have been issued in North Dakota.