Our Mission:
To provide a reliable, high quality
and affordable water supply to
benefit the people of North Dakota.

Water for North Dakota

Water plays a vital role in the economic viability of North Dakota. The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) is committed to securing a stronger future by providing a reliable, high quality and affordable water supply to benefit the people of North Dakota. Our focus goes beyond a dependable drinking water supply.  We also aim to provide opportunities for industry, the environment, agriculture, recreation, and development of our natural resources. 

Through several programs operated by Garrison Diversion, North Dakotan’s are seeing benefits. 

Reliable and high quality water can mean the difference between success and failure for small towns and family farms. Garrison Diversion works to ensure North Dakotans have access to reliable and high quality water through the MR&I Program. This program has $400 million authorized in federal funding to help water systems deliver quality water to homes, businesses and farms across North Dakota.

Garrison Diversion’s roots are in agriculture, and though we are now a multi-purpose project, we have not forgotten those roots. Garrison Diversion continues to invest in agricultural initiatives throughout North Dakota. Through valuable partnerships we are able to develop, expand and enhance irrigation efforts.

North Dakota’s natural resources are valuable and we work to maintain, enhance and protect them.  From wildlife habitat mitigation to the North Country Trail, Garrison Diversion plays a part in keeping North Dakota a beautiful and environmentally friendly place to live.

Recreation opportunities enhance quality of life. Garrison Diversion has been careful to set aside public land accessible to North Dakotans. We dedicate time and resources for developing areas for recreational use.

Garrison Diversion represents the state of North Dakota in the Red River Valley Water Supply Project, a project designed to bring a much needed supplemental water supply to eastern North Dakota.

Operations and maintenance (O&M) is a fundamental part of Garrison Diversion. Garrison Diversion performs O&M on the Garrison Diversion Unit facilities. We employ a skilled workforce and maintain a large fleet of equipment to aid in the completion of O&M projects.

News Updates

Job Announcement - Financial and Administrative Coordinator

February 1, 2016

The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (GDCD) is seeking a Financial & Administrative Coordinator for its Carrington, ND, office.

This position will approve vouchers and claims for payment; assist with the annual budget preparation and audit; ensure financial policies and procedures are developed and followed; prepare correspondence and reports; and assist with the administration of contracts.


Operations and Maintenance Staff Excels

January 13, 2016

ND Water - January 2016
Another year of work is in the books for the capable Operations and Maintenance (O&M) crew employed by the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion). Rain or shine, these staff members work year-round to keep the Principal Supply Works of the Garrison Diversion Unit (GDU) facilities in good working condition.


New Nelson County Director Appointed

December 15, 2015

ND Water - December 2015
The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) board of directors recently lost a long-time member and friend when Nelson County Director Dan Marquart, passed away in September. Marquart was a resident of Tolna and was elected to the board in 2008 where he actively served as a Nelson Country’s representative until his death. He was a dedicated supporter of Garrison Diversion’s mission to provide a reliable, high quality, and affordable water supply to benefit the people of North Dakota.


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