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 - Public Relations Committee

September 19, 2017


DATE: Friday, October 6, 2017

TIME: 11:00 A.M. or upon adjournment of the board meeting

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

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss Garrison Diversion’s public relations matters.


14th Annual Top O’ The Day Tee-Off

September 15, 2017

ND Water - September 2017

Once again, golfers came from near and far to the CrossRoads Golf Course in Carrington to participate in the Top O’ the Day Tee-Off, where for the past 14 years, water giants Russell Dushinske and Warren Jamison have been honored through a golf scramble hosted by Garrison Diversion and the North Dakota Water Education Foundation.

Proceeds from the scramble benefit the Dushinske & Jamison Water Resources Scholarship Endowment in memory of the men and their distinguished service, dedicated leadership, and lifelong devotion to water development in North Dakota. Each year, two $1,500 scholarships are awarded to students attending a North Dakota college or university and whose families have taken an active role in state water resource management. “Again this year, our golf tournament helped to successfully fulfill our goal of supporting two scholarships to students interested in the water industry,” said Diane Jamison-Richards, wife of the late Warren Jamison. “I appreciate each and every one that helped keep this vision intact and sincerely thank you for your participation.”


Job Posting - Accountant

August 30, 2017

Garrison Diversion Conservancy District is seeking an Accountant for its Carrington, ND, location. This position includes processing vouchers and claims; processing payroll; and assisting with audits, budgets, month end closing, quarterly filings and more. To learn more about this opportunity, a full position description can be found by viewing “more” in this entry.

In addition to a challenging and supportive work environment, we offer exceptional benefits and salary including:

• Generous leave program including holidays, annual leave, and sick leave
• 100% paid family health, dental, and vision insurance
• NDPERS Retirement program
• Education and training assistance

Application deadline is September 22, 2017.

To apply for this position, please submit a letter of interest and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


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