Notice of Meeting
The next State Water Commission meeting is scheduled for September 28, 2015. Governor Dalrymple will convene the meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the Commission's lower level conference room.
For additional information, please contact Sharon Locken at, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (701) 328-4940.
Rewarding Careers In Water
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.
North Dakota Water Resource Map
A 22 x 34 inch poster/map completed in 2015, highlights the geography of the state's waters and several water development efforts.
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 . . . (117 kb)
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.
Navigable & Non-Navigable Waters Of The State Of North Dakota
This document was prepared by the Office of the State Engineer as a reference guide in regard to those waterbodies the state claims to be navigable, as well as those waterbodies determined to be non-navigable. This document explains navigable waters from the perspective of the state for management of sovereign lands. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have a differing perspective of navigable waters for the purpose of the Clean Water Act.
For more information contact Gerald (Jerry) R. Heiser, Sovereign Land Manager, (701) 325-4935 or email@example.com.
Central ND Water Supply Project Study Released
A study examining 15 alternatives that combine the near-term water supply needs of the CHS Spiritwood facility, with other potential water supply needs in central North Dakota. Study alternatives vary based upon water supply needs, water sources and locations, pipeline alignments, pipeline lengths, and environmental permitting requirements has recently been released.
The overall goal of the study is to assist the State of North Dakota in selection of a water source and pipeline alignment that can be designed, permitted, and constructed as soon as practicable, but no later than 2023, to meet the water supply needs of the CHS Spiritwood facility and other users.
A Reference Guide To North Dakota Waters
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
2015-2017 State Water Commission & Office Of The State Engineer 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 email@example.com.
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.
2015 North Dakota State Water Management 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.