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The Current - October

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

December 8, 2017 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ramkota Hotel, Bismarck

January 11, 2018 / 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
State Water Commission Lower Level Conference Room
ND State Water Commission Cost Share Policy

February 8, 2018 / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Brynhild Haugland Room, Capitol, Bismarck

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

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

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

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

Request For Qualifications (RFQ) – Engineering Services

The State Water Commission is seeking engineering services relating to North Dakota’s state dam safety program. Submittals must be received at the State Water Commission by 5:00 pm CST on November 30, 2017. The RFQ documents can be downloaded below.

Dam Safety RFQ Ad
Dam Safety RFQ
Dam Safety Standard Contract Engineering Services
Dam Safety Confirmation Willingness Sign Standard Contract

Livestock Water Supply Program Reactivated

**PLEASE NOTE** All available funding has been allocated to projects. However, livestock producers are encouraged to still apply for cost-share, should additional funding be allocated by the Commission in the future.

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

Notice Of Intent To Amend NDAC 89-11
(Drought Disaster Livestock Water Assistance Program)

Take Notice that the State Water Commission will hold a public hearing to address proposed amendments to North Dakota Administrative Code Article 89-11 (Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Project Assistance Program), at 9:00 a.m., Monday, November 27, 2017, at the State Office Building, 900 East Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, ND.

Notice Of Intent To Amend Administrative Rules

NDAC 89-11 Proposed Rules

Notice Of Decision On Application To Drain No. 5003 - Hobart Lake Outlet Project

Take Notice that Application to Drain No. 5003, submitted by the Barnes County Water Resource Board for the Hobart Lake Outlet, was conditionally approved by the State Engineer on October 13, 2017. The project consists of construction of approximately three-quarters of a mile of buried, 24-inch diameter HDPE pipe and over a half-mile of channel improvements to remove excess water from Hobart Lake, with the drain outlet discharging into an unnamed watercourse in the NW ¼ SW ¼, Section 24, Hobart Township. The project will be regulated by the combination of a control structure and an operation and maintenance plan to both maintain allowable water quality standards and avoid adverse flooding impacts on the Sheyenne River.

The State Engineer’s decision may be viewed at the Office of the State Engineer, 900 East Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, ND 58505 or on the State Engineer’s website at www.swc.nd.gov. A copy may also be requested by writing to the above address or by emailing swcregpermits@nd.gov.

A hearing may be requested within thirty days of the date of service of the State Engineer’s decision. A valid request for a hearing must be received in writing by November 17, 2017; must specifically state facts from which it is evident the person requesting the hearing is factually aggrieved by the State Engineer’s decision; and must state what material facts or conclusions are believed to be erroneous and why they are believed to be erroneous (North Dakota Administrative Code § 89-02-01-09.6).

Notice of Decision mailed to parties of record (download at the following link) This link will expire after 60 days.

Entire permit record (download at the following link) This link will expire after 60 days.

Burgum Appoints Seven Members To State Water Commission

Governor Doug Burgum appointed seven members to the State Water Commission, bringing a broad variety of experience in flood protection, water supply and other water issues to the board.

The nine-member State Water Commission consists of Burgum as chairman, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring as an ex-officio member, and seven members appointed by the governor, with one member each from the seven major drainage basins in North Dakota.