The State Water Commission, through the Investigations Section, is also involved in conducting the preliminary engineering of surface water projects. These efforts include collecting both surface elevation and water survey data throughout the state, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, flood control, irrigation development, recreation dams, bank stabilization, GIS analysis and tool creation, database management, floodplain management, dam design and repair, and reviewing proposed modifications to existing regulatory floodways that require State Engineer approval.
The Section also provides technical support and participation in numerous interstate, interagency, and international efforts. These include Missouri River management, Mouse River flood protection and the International Souris River Board Plan of Study, and various joint efforts with the Corps of Engineers.
For more information on Special Investigations, please contact James Fay, P.E., Investigations Section Chief (701) 328-4956 or e-mail.