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.
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.
Cost-Share Policy Modification & Project Prioritization Guiadance Development
The ND State Water Commission is currently in the process of making modifications to its cost-share policy, and developing a project prioritization guidance concept. Materials related to those processes are available for download below.
Notice Of Decision On Dickey-Sargent Applications To Drain
Applications to Drain No.'s 4029 and 4030 were received by the Office of the State Engineer from the Dickey-Sargent Joint Water Resource District on April 17, 2012. The applications request surface drain permits for the development of the Jackson Township Improvement District No. 1 near Oakes, North Dakota.
This project was determined to be of both statewide and interdistrict significance by the Office of the State Engineer pursuant to NDAC $89-02-01-09, and therefore required a public hearing and further public review. On February 19, 2014, the State Engineer conditionally approved Applications to Drain No.'s 4029 and 4030.
Facts About ND Fracking And 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.
2015-2017 Water Plan Information & Forms
The State Water Commission (SWC) is in the process of developing a 2015 State Water Plan. During this initial project inventory stage of the planning process, project sponsors are asked to provide information on water-related projects or programs that may require SWC cost-share during the 2015-2017 biennium and beyond. Project sponsors should fill out one form for each project or program that they would like included in the inventory process. The deadline was April 18, 2014.
New for the 2015-2017 biennium - project sponsors that will be requesting SWC cost-share and have a project with a total cost of $500,000 or more are required to provide supplemental information related to project benefits per NDCC 61-02-01.3. Project benefit forms by project type are available to assist in this process.
If you have questions, please call (701) 328-4989 to speak with Planning and Education Division staff members or email email@example.com.
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.