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 in the state and local Red River Valley Water Supply Project, a project designed to bring a much needed supplemental water supply to central and 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

RRVWSP Progress

April 13, 2017

ND Water - April 2017

Devastating droughts and disastrous floods are two realities we face in North Dakota, as our weather can vary greatly from season-to-season and year-to-year. Studies show a severe drought, similar to that of the 1930s drought, will likely repeat by the year 2050. It’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when we will face the challenges a drought presents to the region and the state. The Red River Valley Water Supply Project (RRVWSP) is a plan to protect central and eastern North Dakota from a drought’s devastating effects.


Meeting Notice - Recreation Committee

April 13, 2017



DATE: Friday, May 5, 2017

TIME: 9:30 AM

PLACE: Garrison Diversion Headquarters
Carrington, North Dakota

There will be a meeting of the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District Recreation Committee as indicated above.

Agenda items include:

1. Roll Call/Consideration of Minutes
2. Current Funding Table & Project Review
3. Presentation by Grant Applicants
4. Committee Discussion and Consideration
5. Other


Meeting Notice - Committe of the Whole

April 4, 2017

DATE: April 6, 2017

TIME: 11:00 a.m.
PLACE: Garrison Diversion Conservancy District
Carrington, North Dakota

The Board of Directors of the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District will meet as a Committee of the Whole on April 6 at 11 a.m. 

The purpose of the meeting is to conduct the annual performance review of the general manager.



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