Welcome to the Water Development Plan and Dashboard!
Those involved in water project development know that existing projects evolve, and new projects are continuously being considered by local water managers. For that reason, it is necessary for the state to assemble updated water project information on a biennial basis to coincide with the state’s budget cycles.
The information available through this Water Development Dashboard provides North Dakota’s broad spectrum of water stakeholders, elected officials, Department of Water Resources (DWR), and State Water Commission (SWC) members with the most up-to-date project information available to plan for, and support our state’s highest water development priorities. In addition, the ever-changing nature of projects, revenues, policies, and laws necessitates a platform that can be updated over time. This new Water Development Dashboard was created to do just that.
Goals & Priorities
Learn more about DWR and SWC's water development goals and highest priority initiatives.
The Planning Process
Learn more about the Water Development Plan process, and the Water Commissioner-hosted basin meetings.
Since 1937, when the State Planning Board published the first statewide water plan, the Department of Water Resources has been dedicated to developing and maintaining plans for water resource development.
By virtue of North Dakota Century Code (N.D.C.C.), § 61-02-14, Powers and Duties of the Commission; N.D.C.C. § 61-02-26, Duties of State Agencies Concerned with Intrastate Use or Disposition of Waters; and N.D.C.C. § 61-02-01.3,...