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.
October 6, 2015
Sooner or later, North Dakota will have another drought and the Red River Valley will have significant water shortages. On October 1, the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District’s hosted a water conference in Fargo titled, “The Red River Valley Water Supply Project Conference — What Is It and Why Now?” to educate on how we are working to ensure reliable high quality and affordable water to meet the Valley’s needs.
Read more to view presentations and handouts from the conference.
September 14, 2015
Sooner or later, North Dakota will have another drought and the Red River Valley will have significant water shortages. You’re invited to the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District’s conference in Fargo titled, “The Red River Valley Water Supply Project Conference — What Is It and Why Now?” Learn how we are working to ensure reliable high quality and affordable water to meet the Valley’s needs.
September 4, 2015
ND Water - The 12th Annual Top O’ the Day Tee-Off golf scramble was once again a hit at the CrossRoads Golf Course in Carrington, raising nearly $5,000 for the North Dakota Water Education Foundation’s Dushinske & Jamison Water Resources Scholarship. The scholarship was established to honor Russell Dushinske and Warren Jamison for their many years of dedicated service to water development in North Dakota. Each year, two $1,500 scholarships are awarded to students attending a North Dakota college or university and whose families have taken an active role in state water resource management.