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

O&M Specialist Job Announcement

August 21, 2015

O&M Operator II Position

Duties include, but are not limited to the following: operate motor grader, front-end loader, dozer, track backhoe, farm tractors, semi-tractor, equipment transport trailer and belly dump trailer. Perform maintenance on equipment and water transmission pipelines. Perform arc welding. Perform herbicide and pesticide application and complete required documentation. Other duties as assigned.

Duty Station – McClusky O&M Office, the McClusky Canal, Snake Creek Pumping Plant, and any Garrison Diversion Unit mitigation lands within 20 miles of the McClusky Canal.


Meeting Notice - Executive Committee

August 21, 2015

Executive Committee
September 9, 2015
11:00 AM
Carrington, ND


The Missouri River: A Spectacular Natural Resource

June 15, 2015

ND Water - The longest river in North America, the Missouri River flows through North Dakota with a seemingly unending water supply. The massive amount of water flowing between its banks accounts for 95 percent of North Dakota’s surface water. However, North Dakotans use just over one percent of the flows that move through the state – North Dakota is a long way from utilizing this river to its greatest extent.


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