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Apply For Cost-Share Through WebGrants & FIND (Funding for Infrastructure in North Dakota)

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is now using North Dakota’s WebGrants online application system for Cost-Share Program applications. The funding opportunity within WebGrants is called FIND. Under FIND, applicants can also be considered for funding/loan opportunities through the Bank of North Dakota (BND), Public Finance Authority (PFA), and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

To learn more about applying through WebGrants and FIND, check out this tutorial video developed by DWR, BND, PFA, and DEQ.

DWR Notice Of Decision On Application For Surface Drain No. 5254

TAKE NOTICE that Application to Drain No. 5254, submitted by the Nelson County Commission for the Nelson County Road 22 Drain, was conditionally approved by the State Engineer on December 21, 2021. The project consists of construction of approximately 11,000 linear feet of drain including 6,000 linear feet of 18-inch diameter pipe to lower the surface water around Nelson County Road 22 by approximately 1-foot. The project will discharge into a likely watercourse that drains into Stump Lake located in Northeast 1/4 of Section 19, Township 152 North, Range 59 West, Williams Township, Nelson County.

The Department’s decision can be accessed here or by contacting the Department of Water Resources.

The Current - October

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

October - The Current

Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Project Assistance Program

N.D.A.C., Section 89-11 provides the Department of Water Resources 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,
  • Contract 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.

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.

February 23, 2022 / 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.(CT)
Pioneer Room, 1st Floor, Judicial Wing, State Capitol

April 12, 2022 / 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.(CT)
Pioneer Room, 1st Floor, Judicial Wing, State Capitol

June 7, 2022 / 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.(CT)
Pioneer Room, 1st Floor, Judicial Wing, State Capitol

August 11, 2022 / 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.(CT)
Pioneer Room, 1st Floor, Judicial Wing, State Capitol

October 13, 2022 / 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.(CT)
Pioneer Room, 1st Floor, Judicial Wing, State Capitol

December 9, 2022 / 9:00 a.m. to Noon(CT)
Ramkota Hotel, Bismarck, ND

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

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

Pre-Commission Meetings

All meetings will be held via phone, and begin at 1:00 p.m. CT.
Call-in information will be provided when agendas are posted.

January 27, 2022

March 17, 2022

May 12, 2022

July 14, 2022

September 15, 2022

November 10, 2022

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