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NEW Changes In Surface Drain Permitting Process

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The permitting process for surface drain permit applications has recently changed.

New Surface Drain Permit Changes

For more information regarding the changes please contact the Regulatory Division at (701) 328-2752.

NFIP Workshop

There is a NFIP Workshop being offered this fall. The MT-1 and MT-2 Forms and Process training will be presented by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Grand Forks on October 23rd and in Minot on October 25th. This FREE, one-day workshop is pre-approved for 6 Continuing Educational Credits for Certified Floodplain Managers.

NFIP Workshop Flyer

Also, please share the announcement with anyone you feel may benefit. We encourage everyone to attend.

2018 Water Commission Meetings

September 25, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
(Joint bus tour of FM Diversion project with Legislative Interim Water Topics Overview Committee)
City Commission Room, 200 Third Street North, Fargo

September 26, 2018 / 8:00 a.m.
(Joint meeting with Legislative Interim Water Topics Overview Committee)
City Commission Room, 200 Third Street North, Fargo

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

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.

2018 Subcommittee Meetings

September 20, 2018 / 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The meeting will be held via telephone/video conferencing.
Upstairs Conference Room, State Water Commission, 900 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck

November 8, 2018 / 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The meeting will be held via telephone/video conferencing.
Upstairs Conference Room, State Water Commission, 900 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck

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 $3,500 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, Billings, Bottineau, Bowman, Burke, Burleigh, Dickey, Divide, Dunn, Emmons, Golden Valley, Grant, Hettinger, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McHenry, McIntosh, McKenzie, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Mountrail, Oliver, Pierce, Ransom, Renville, Sargent, Sheridan, Sioux, Slope, Stark, Stutsman, Ward, Wells, and Williams.

For more information, please visit Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Project Assistance Program.

The Current - July

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.