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Water Commission Building

The Water Commission and Office of the State Engineer building is open to the public by appointment only.
Call (701) 328-2750 with questions.

Water Commission Land Auction

The Water Commission will perform a land auction at 11:00 a.m. on November 19, 2020 at the Benson County Courthouse in Minnewaukan, ND. The property was purchased as mitigation for the Devils Lake West Outlet project and will be sold to the highest bidder.

Public Notice of Auction

Bidders Guide

Maps and Additional Data

Property Photos

For more information, please contact the SWC Water Development Division at (701) 328-2752.

Request For Qualifications (RFQ) - Engineering Services

The North Dakota Office of the State Engineer is seeking engineering services relating to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Risk MAP program. Submittals must be received by North Dakota Office of the State Engineer staff no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on October 29, 2020.

Request For Qualifications (RFQ)

The Current - October

The Current is a quarterly Water Commission and Office of the State Engineer newsletter that provides the latest agency-specific information concerning water development, regulatory and appropriation efforts, water education, policy changes, Commission meeting highlights, and much more. We hope you find the content interesting, useful, and insightful.

October - The Current

Water Commission Meetings

In order to access the bookmark function for the agendas, please view this document via a Firefox browser or download it and view in Adobe Acrobat.

December 11, 2020 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Via phone. Call-in information will be provided when agenda is posted.

All 2021 Water Commission meetings will begin at 1:00 pm CT and be held via phone until further notice*
Call-in information will be provided when agenda is posted.

February 11, 2021

April 8, 2021

June 8, 2021

August 12, 2021

October 14, 2021

*December 10, 2021 / 9:00 a.m.
Ramkota Hotel, pending COVID restrictions

Reminder – Only complete applications received at least 45 days before a SWC meeting will be considered at that meeting. All other applications will be held for consideration at a future meeting unless specifically exempted by the Chief Engineer.

For information, please contact Cheryl Fitzgerald at the Water Commission (701) 328-4940 or by e-mail.

Subcommittee Meetings

November 12, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Via phone. Call-in information will be provided when agenda is posted.

All 2021 subcommittee meetings will begin at 1:00 pm CT and be held via phone until further notice*
Call-in information will be provided when agenda is posted.

January 14, 2021

March 11, 2021

May 13, 2021

July 8, 2021

September 9, 2021

November 10, 2021

For information, please contact Cheryl Fitzgerald at the Water Commission (701) 328-4940 or by e-mail.