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

MR&I Program Application

March 25, 2015

The Federal Municipal, Rural, and Industrial Water Supply Program (MR&I) is accepting applications for financial assistance for drinking water projects for construction in 2016 and later years. The program offers grants to assist public water systems (excluding federally-owned and for-profit noncommunity systems) in financing the costs of these infrastructure projects.

The MR&I Program is currently developing the project list for 2016. Only projects that are on this list will be considered for MR&I assistance. To get on the list, an application must be completed and submitted to the MR&I Program. The types of projects that qualify for the MR&I program include improvements to ground water wells, pipelines, pumping plants, intake works, new or enlarged storage facilities, modifications and upgrades to water treatment plants, and enlargements or extensions of a regional water system.


Public Relations Committee Meeting Notice

March 20, 2015

Public Relations Committee
April 9, 2015
10:00 AM
Carrington, ND


New Rockford Public Hay Auction

March 20, 2015

JUNE 9, 2015 - 3 P.M. CENTRAL TIME
GDCD Operation and Maintenance Office, 205 3rd Street SE, New Rockford, ND

If you are attending the hay auction, please bring this with you.
These parcels of land are being hayed to remove litter, stimulate new grass growth and assist with Garrison Diversion Conservancy District’s (Garrison Diversion) weed control program. The intent is to include these parcels into a haying rotation where each parcel is hayed for two successive seasons and rested for two. An annual public auction will be held through a competitive bidding process. The highest bidder for each tract will be issued a one-year Mow Permit for the current year.
There are 5 individual parcels to be bid and hayed separately. There are approximately 206 total acres total being offered for bid. Minimum field size is 30 acres, and the maximum field size is 60 acres.


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