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DRAFT 2025 Water Development Plan Project Inventory

A draft of the 2025 Water Development Plan project inventory is available for review and comment by project sponsors. If updated information or edits are necessary, please e-mail changes by July 31, 2024.

Thank you to all of the project sponsors who participated in the inventory process!

DRAFT Inventory List June 11, 2024

Reminder To Water Supply Cost-Share Partners

Beginning July 1, 2024, water supply construction project sponsors must provide a Basic Asset Inventory Assessment (BAIA), Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), and evidence of a Capital Improvement Fund (CIF) with their cost-share applications. This will apply to projects being considered at the July 11, 2024, Pre-Commission meeting.

A DWR/SWC fillable BAIA/CIP tool and additional information is available to assist with this requirement here. Sponsors, or their representative, will be prompted within the WebGrants online application portal where the BAIA/CIP can be attached for submission. Please note, the previous CIP form, SFN61938, will no longer be accepted.

If you have questions, please call (701) 328-4966 or by e-mail .

The Current - April

The Current is a quarterly Department of Water Resources newsletter that provides the latest agency-specific information concerning water development, regulatory and appropriation efforts, water education, policy changes, Water Commission meeting highlights, and much more. We hope you find the content interesting, useful, and insightful.

April - The Current

Join Our Team! - Career Opportunities

Join Our Team

The DWR has a variety of exciting job openings. Please review the job links below and consider submitting an application!

Temporary Field Technician

Water Resource Engineer II

Hydrogeologist II

Construction Crew Lead

Hydrogeologist II

New Water & Construction Permit Application Status Page

DWR has launched a Water Permit and Construction Permit Status webpage. The purpose of this new tool is to 1) allow water permit applicants to look up the permits for which they’ve applied, and to see where those permits are in relation to priority with other permits, and 2) for construction permit applicants to quickly find their permit application, view its status, and review other associated information. The application status webpage was created for greater public transparency to the DWR water appropriation and construction permitting processes.

To access the new permit status page, click here .

Know Your Aquifer

The goal of the “Know Your Aquifer” project is to help North Dakotans better understand concepts related to aquifers, groundwater resources, and their management and use.

As part of this effort, DWR will produce different educational materials once per month for six months. And, all of this information can be received via email! Emails will begin in January - to include fact sheets, graphics, photos, and videos.

Click here to sign up for Know Your Aquifer informational emails .

2024 Water Commission-Hosted Basin Meeting Schedule

2024 State Water Commissioner-Hosted Basin Meeting Agenda

James River – Commissioner Connie Ova
City Hall - Lower-Level Conference Room
102 3rd Ave SE, Jamestown, ND 58401
Monday, June 17, 10:00 AM

Upper Red River – Commissioner April Walker
Dr. James Carlson Library
2801 32nd Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103
Monday, June 17, 3:00 PM M

Lower Red River – Commissioner Michael Anderson
City Council Chambers
255 N 4th St, Grand Forks, ND 58203
Tuesday, June 18, 9:00 AM

Devils Lake – Commissioner Jeff Frith
Lake Region State College - Chautauqua Gallery
1801 College Dr. N, Devils Lake, ND 58301
Tuesday, June 18, 3:00 PM

Lower Missouri River – Commissioner Jay Volk
Bank of North Dakota - Lewis and Clark Room
1200 Memorial Hwy, Bismarck, ND 58504
Monday, June 24, 3:00 PM
(Virtual Option Available)
Or call in: +1 701-328-0950,,778574517#
Phone Conference ID: 778 574 517#

Upper Missouri River – Commissioner Gene Veeder
Four Bears Casino and Lodge - Sanish Room
202 Frontage Rd, New Town, ND 58763
Thursday, June 27, 10:00 AM

Little Missouri, Upper Heart, & Upper Cannonball – Commissioner James Odermann
Stark-Billings NDSU Extension Office
2680 Empire Rd, Dickinson, ND 58601
Thursday, June 27, 3:00 PM (MT)

Mouse River – Commissioner Jason Zimmerman
Sleep Inn and Suites Conference Center – Sunrise Board Room
2400 10th St SW, Minot, ND 58701
Wednesday, July 10, 3:00 PM

Water Commission Meetings

In order to access the bookmark function for the agendas, please view this document via a Firefox browser or download it and view in Adobe Acrobat.

August 8, 2024 / 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CT)
(Completed Applications Due June 24, 2024)
Bank of ND / Lewis and Clark Rm #238

October 10, 2024 / 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CT)
(Completed Applications Due August 26, 2024)
Bank of ND / Lewis and Clark Rm #238

December 13, 2024 / 9:00 a.m. to Noon
(Completed Applications Due October 29, 2024)
Bank of ND / Lewis and Clark Rm #238

Reminder – Only complete applications received at least 45 days before a Water Commission meeting will be considered at that meeting. All other applications will be held for consideration at a future meeting unless specifically exempted by the Director.

For information, please contact Shana Brost at (701) 328-4940 or by e-mail .

Pre-Commission Meetings

Meetings will be held via Teams and are scheduled from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Commissioners are welcome to join DWR staff in person if they would like at BND in the Lewis and Clark Rm #238.

July 11, 2024

September 12, 2024

November 14, 2024

For information, please contact Shana Brost at (701) 328-4940 or by e-mail .

Supreme Court's Sackett Ruling Will Free States To Deliver Clean Drinking Water

Atmospheric Resource Board Meetings

November 12, 2024 / 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (CT) / Public Notice
Lewis & Clark Room and online via Microsoft Teams, 1200 Memorial Highway, Bismarck, ND

The ND Public Meeting Notices web application is utilized for posting the ARB meeting schedule. Once in the meeting system, under the dialog box Public Entity, click on "Atmospheric Resource Board, ND". You can get all meeting notices via email if you click the link "Subscribe to Email Notifications" and complete the subsequent form.

For information, please contact Kelli Schroeder at (701) 328-2789 or by e-mail .