Links to Statutes and Rules Relating to Dams, Dikes and other Devices
Application Form (215 kb) - The State of North Dakota Application to Construct (SFN 51695) is available by clicking on this link, by request, or by contacting your local county Water Resource Board. The form is also available by telephone at (701)328-4960 or by mail at the following address: ND State Water Commission, 900 East Boulevard Ave., Dept. 770, Bismarck, ND 58505-0850.
Dam Design Handbook
Dam Design Handbook (5 mb) - The Dam Design Handbook is primarily for use by engineers in the design and construction of earth dams in North Dakota. The handbook is a guide for the gathering of data, the design of the structure, the preparation of construction drawings and specifications, and the inspection of construction. The handbook is not to be considered and does not represent a comprehensive step-by-step set of requirements for dam design. Its purpose is to outline the suggested standards for dam design in North Dakota, along with recommended methods and references.