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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,
  • 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.

The Current - July

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.

July - The Current

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.

Commission meetings will be held in person. Call-in/remote options will also be available and provided when agenda is posted.

October 14, 2021 / 1:00 p.m.(CT)
Pioneer Room, 1st Floor, Judicial Wing, State Capitol

December 10, 2021 / 9:00 a.m.(CT)
Ramkota Hotel, Bismarck, ND

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.

Subcommittee Meetings

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

November 10, 2021

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