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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.

Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Project Assistance Program

N.D.A.C., Section 89-11 provides the State Water Commission the ability to provide cost-share assistance to livestock producers with water supply shortages caused by drought.

Eligible livestock producers in drought proclamation counties may qualify for up to $4,500 in cost-share assistance, for up to three projects, on the following items:

  • New water wells,
  • New rural water system connections,
  • New pipeline extensions, pasture taps, and associated works,
  • Labor, materials, and equipment rentals for work completed by the producer to develop new water supply projects.

For additional program details and application forms click here.

2021 Water Development Dashboard

Water Development Plan

The 2021 Water Development Plan is available for review - along with a new dashboard to provide updated information as needed.

The Water Development Dashboard is an interactive platform developed for the water community to make the 2021 Water Development Plan a living document, and to remain up-to-date on North Dakota’s water development efforts. To access the dashboard, click here or the image to the left.

The Current - April

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.

April - 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.

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.

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

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.

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.