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 in the state and local Red River Valley Water Supply Project, a project designed to bring a much needed supplemental water supply to central and 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

Meeting Notice - Red River Valley Committee

May 24, 2017




DATE: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

TIME: 10:00 AM

PLACE: Garrison Diversion Conservancy District
401 Highway 281 NE
          Carrington, North Dakota

The Red River Valley Committee will meet as indicated above. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Red River Valley Water Supply Project.



New Leadership for the Garrison Diversion Board of Directors

May 23, 2017

ND Water Magazine
May 2017

The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) board of directors recently held elections for the executive committee, resulting in new board leadership. In addition to leadership positions, three board members were elected to executive committee positions.

The board of directors cast their ballots and elected Ken Royse, Burleigh County director, to lead the board for the next two years. He replaces Ken Vein, Grand Forks County director, who completed two two-year terms as chairman of the board. Royse has been a board member since 2005 and served the past two years as first vice chairman of the board.


McClusky Canal Public Hay Auction

May 16, 2017

JUNE 13, 2017

Garrison Diversion Operation and Maintenance Office
210 Highway 200 NE, McClusky, ND

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