Notice of Meeting
The North Dakota State Water Commission will be holding an audio conference call meeting on May 15, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will originate in the Governor's conference room, Office of the Governor, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota. Agenda Items
The North Dakota State Water Commission will meet on June 19, 2013 convening at 1:30 p.m. in Commission's lower level conference room, 900 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND.
For additional information, please contact Sharon Locken at, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 701-328-4940.
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.
2013 Flood-Related Information
Click the link below for more information regarding flooding in North Dakota.
Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project
Missouri River Mainstem Water reallocation Study
The U.S. Army Corps (Corps) has indicated that the Missouri River Municipal & Industrial Water Storage Reallocation Study will examine whether some amount of the storage included in the six mainstem Missouri River reservoirs for authorized project purposes may be allocated solely to municipal and industrial water supply. The study will also examine the effects of such a reallocation on the authorized purposes and operations of the mainstem reservoirs.
The study area includes the six mainstem reservoirs and the Missouri River proper from Fort Peck Reservoir (Fort Peck, Mont.) to St. Louis, Mo.
Comments from the Governor, Attorney General, and Water Commission on the draft scope of work for the reallocation study are available for review or download.
Missouri River Draft Surplus Water Reports
The US Army Corps of Engineers released Draft Surplus Water Reports and Environmental Assessments for each of the Missouri River mainstem reservoirs. The purpose of the study process is to identify whether surplus water is available to be used by municipal and industrial purposes.
The Water Commission and the Office of the State Engineer have expressed serious concerns about this process and its impact to state water rights. Comments submitted to the Corps detailing those concerns are available for review.
The reports and background information on this process are available at: US Army Corps of Engineers Surplus Water Reports
At their February 2 conference call meeting, the ND State Water Commission approved a new Floodway Property Acquisition Cost-Share Policy.
Cost-Share Policy . . . (192 kb)