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2015 Water-Related Legislation

This information will be updated regularly during the legislative session. For more information on the North Dakota 2015 legislative session go to the North Dakota Legislative Branch website.

2015 Water-Related Legislation . . . (118 kb)


Rewarding Careers In Water

Job Opportunities
Job Opportunities

The ND State Water Commission (SWC) offers rewarding careers that can lead to a long lasting, educational and advancement opportunity. The SWC has a friendly work environment. SWC employees earn highly rewarding benefits. Click the links below for further rewarding career opportunities.

Radar Meteorologists (3)

Intern Meteorologists (3)

Current Opportunities


A Reference Guide To North Dakota Waters

Water Refereance Guide
Water Refereance Guide

This booklet provides general information about water resources in North Dakota. It is presented on a state-wide basis, as well as addressing the five major hydrological basins that comprise the state. The information includes: surface water, ground water, and atmospheric water; water use; and many of the various problems, issues, and concerns involving water which face our state. If you'd like a printed copy please contact Jessie Wald at jessiewald@nd.gov

A Reference Guide To North Dakota Waters . . . (16 mb)


Alternative Sources Of Funding For Flood Related, General Management & Water Sup

The following inventory contains information about a variety of funding programs offered by various entities for flood-related, general water management, and water supply projects. This document is intended as a resource for local sponsors whose projects do not qualify for funding from the North Dakota State Water Commission, or for those seeking additional funding partners.

Alternative Sources Of Funding For Flood Related, General Management & Water Sup . . . (3 mb)


2015 North Dakota State Water Management Plan

Water Plan
Water Plan

The North Dakota State Water Commission has completed the 2015 North Dakota State Water Management Plan. The 2015 Water Plan is available for download, or paper copies of the full Water Plan or Executive Summary can be requested by calling (701) 328-4989 or email damartin@nd.gov.

Thank you to North Dakota's water project sponsors and all water stakeholders who participated in the planning process. By providing information about your water projects to the Commission and/or participating in Commission-hosted basin meetings held throughout the state, you helped to make the 2015 planning effort a great success.   

2015 North Dakota State Water Management Plan . . . (69 mb)


Notice Of Meetings

The next face to face meeting of the State Water Commission is scheduled for March 11, 2015 in the State Water Commission lower level conference room. Governor Dalrymple will convene the meeting at 1:30 p.m.

For additional information, please contact Sharon Locken at, slocken@nd.gov, or call (701) 328-4940.


2015-2017 State Water Commission & Office Of The State Engineer Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan

The Water Commission and Office of the State Engineer have completed a 2015-2017 Strategic Plan. The purpose of this publication is to clearly document agency direction and expectations through the 2015-2017 strategic planning timeframe. The 2015-2017 State Water Commission and Office of the State Engineer Strategic Plan is available for download, or paper copies can be requested by calling (701) 328-4989 or email damartin@nd.gov.

2015-2017 State Water Commission & Office Of The State Engineer Strategic Plan . . . (14 mb)


File Temporary Water Permits On-Line

The Water Commission has completed the on-line portal to apply for Temporary Water Permits. This link provides access to our secure portal to complete the application on-line and submit the necessary fees to complete the application process. Temporary Water Permit Applications


Northwest Area Water Supply Project

The State Water Commission has developed a new brochure related to the Northwest Area Water Supply project.

Northwest Area Water Supply Project . . . (2 mb)


Moving Water East - Red River Valley Water Supply

The State Water Commission has developed a new brochure related to the development of a reliable water supply for eastern North Dakota.

Moving Water East - Red River Valley Water Supply . . . (5 mb)


Cost-Share Policy & Project Prioritization Guidance Concept Finalized

At their September 15 meeting, the State Water Commission gave final approval to the agency's Cost-Share Policy, Procedure, and General Requirements, and the Project Prioritization Guidance Concept.

Cost-Share Policy

Prioritization Process


Missouri River Stakeholders

Following the floods of 2011, there was renewed interest among Missouri River stakeholders to establish some type of grass roots organization in the Missouri River Basin. Since that time, and in the last year in particular, the Water Commission has helped facilitate meetings of Missouri River stakeholders to help identify a path forward.

Check out the Stakeholder's website to see what's new.

www.ndmrs.com


RRVWSP Alternative Route Engineering Study

Study Objectives... 1. Assess various pipeline alignments previously identified, and to identify and assess additional alignments that should be considered. 2. Assess the overall technical and permitting feasibility of a Missouri River intake and delivery of water to identified end users. 3. Assess the estimated project costs.

RRVWSP Alternative Route Engineering Study . . . (8 mb)


North Dakota's Water Permitting Process

The Office of the State Engineer has developed a new water permitting fact sheet that provides an overview of North Dakota's water permitting process and related requirements.

Water Permitting Process Fact Sheet

Water Permitting Process Chart


Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project


Facts About ND Fracking And Water Use

Fracking & Water Use
Fracking & Water Use

The North Dakota State Water Commission has recently completed a new fact sheet entitled "Facts About North Dakota Fracking and Water Use."

The new fact sheet covers a broad range of topics related to oil production in North Dakota, with a special emphasis on water use and water appropriation issues.

The fact sheet is available for download here, or paper copies can be requested by calling the Planning and Education Division at (701) 328-4989 or email dapetersen@nd.gov.