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

Bid Advertisement - MM 49

April 15, 2014

Separate sealed Bids for construction of the Mile Marker 49 Irrigation Project will be received at the office of Garrison Diversion Conservancy District, 401 Hwy 281 NE, Carrington, ND 58421, until 2:00 p.m., local time, on the 24th day of April, 2014, where and at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.

The scope of work generally consists of furnishing and installing the following:

General Construction: Work generally includes mobilization, bonding, insurance; furnish and install a new irrigation pump station, fabricated steel discharge piping, and approximately 2,300 linear feet of open cut irrigation pipeline; electrical site work and controls; miscellaneous site work, including excavation and backfilling; and miscellaneous related construction, equipment, and appurtenances.

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Bid Advertisement - MM 10

April 15, 2014

Separate sealed Bids for construction of the Mile Marker 10 Irrigation Project will be received at the office of Garrison Diversion Conservancy District, 401 Hwy 281 NE, Carrington, ND 58421, until 2:00 p.m., local time, on the 1st day of May, 2014, where and at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.

The scope of work generally consists of furnishing and installing the following:

General Construction: Work generally includes mobilization, bonding, insurance; furnish and install a new irrigation pump station, fabricated steel discharge piping, and approximately 20 linear feet of open cut irrigation pipeline; electrical site work and controls; miscellaneous site work, including excavation and backfilling; and miscellaneous related construction, equipment, and appurtenances.

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Garrison Diversion Board of Directors Goes Paperless

April 8, 2014

ND Water - When Grand Forks County Director Ken Vein assumed his responsibilities as chairman of Garrison Diversion’s (Garrison Diversion) board of directors last January, he had a lofty goal of converting board and committee meetings to a paperless format. After some discussion, the paperless initiative was launched, and Vein’s goal is now a reality.

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