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Beginning Tuesday, November 1, 2022, the DWR Bismarck office will be located at 1200 Memorial Highway, Bismarck (Bank of North Dakota Building).

For questions, please call (701) 328-2750.

The Current - November

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.

November - The Current

NEW DWR 5 Year Strategic Plan

DWR developed a new 5 Year Strategic Plan to guide the deployment of resources toward key objectives, goals, and tactics that will remain a focus through June 2027. The new plan is also intended to help create awareness among the public and stakeholders about agency priorities.

Executive Summary

5 Year Strategic Plan

NEW Water Availability Map For Economic Development

Check out the new DWR ND Water Availability Potential For Economic Development map! The purpose of this map is to provide a starting point for future water users who are considering North Dakota to site large-scale industrial or agricultural processing facilities.

Apply For Cost-Share Through WebGrants & FIND (Funding for Infrastructure in North Dakota)

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is now using North Dakota’s WebGrants online application system for Cost-Share Program applications. The funding opportunity within WebGrants is called FIND. Under FIND, applicants can also be considered for funding/loan opportunities through the Bank of North Dakota (BND), Public Finance Authority (PFA), and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

To learn more about applying through WebGrants and FIND, check out this tutorial video developed by DWR, BND, PFA, and DEQ.

Water Commission Meetings

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December 9, 2022 / 9:00 a.m. to Noon(CT)
Bank of North Dakota, 1200 Memorial Highway, Lewis and Clark Room 238, Bismarck, ND

February 9, 2023 / 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CT)
Bank of North Dakota, 1200 Memorial Highway, Lewis and Clark Room 238, Bismarck, ND

April 13, 2023 / 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CT)
Bank of North Dakota, 1200 Memorial Highway, Lewis and Clark Room 238, Bismarck, ND

June 8, 2023 / 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CT)
Pioneer Room, 1st Floor, Judicial Wing, State Capitol

August 10, 2023 / 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CT)
Pioneer Room, 1st Floor, Judicial Wing, State Capitol

October 12, 2023 / 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CT)
Pioneer Room, 1st Floor, Judicial Wing, State Capitol

December 8, 2023 / 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (CT)
Pioneer Room, 1st Floor, Judicial Wing, State Capitol

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 Cheryl Fitzgerald at (701) 328-4940 or by e-mail.

Pre-Commission Meetings

All meetings will be held via phone, and begin at 1:00 p.m. CT.
Call-in information will be provided when agendas are posted.

November 29, 2022 / 10:00 a.m. (CT)
Special Pre-Commission Meeting / Cost-Share Policy Review / Remote/Call-In Information and Agenda

January 12, 2023

March 16, 2023

May 11, 2023

July 13, 2023

September 14, 2023

November 9, 2023

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