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

County approves its share of Red River Valley Water Supply Project engineering study

July 20, 2016

Jamestown Sun
Chris Olson

The Stutsman County Commission unanimously approved committing $15,400 of its 2017 budget to pay its share of $154,000 that the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. Board of Directors committed to be part of the planning and development of the Red River Valley Water Supply Project.


Garrison Diversion Grants Enhance Recreation Opportunities Across the State

July 18, 2016

ND Water - July 2016

The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) strongly believes in developing recreational opportunities that provide North Dakotans with areas to enjoy the state’s great outdoors. How does Garrison Diversion accomplish that goal? By providing the Matching Recreation Grant Program.


Investing in water

July 13, 2016

By Keith Norman
Jamestown Sun

Water and economic development organizations in Stutsman County are investing $210,000 in the planning and development of the Red River Valley Water Supply Project. A recommendation to fund $154,000 through the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. passed the JSDC Board of Directors Monday.


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