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 of North Dakota in the Red River Valley Water Supply Project, a project designed to bring a much needed supplemental water supply to 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

N.D. water supply project sees continued local support as planning progresses

August 17, 2016

Grand Forks Herald
By Brandi Jewett on Aug 13, 2016

GRAND FORKS, N.D.—There was a time in 1988 that Dan Boyce can recall no water flowing over the Riverside Park dam.

A drought had slowed the Red River’s flow but the demand for water from East Grand Forks and Grand Forks continued.

“All the water that was coming down the river and the Red Lake River was being used between the two cities,” said Boyce, who is the general manager of East Grand Forks Water and Light.


Meeting Notice - Executive Committee

August 15, 2016

DATE: Thursday, September 8, 2016

TIME: 11:00 a.m.

A meeting of the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District’s Executive Committee will be held at Garrison Diversion headquarters in Carrington on September 8.  Agenda items include:

I. Roll Call

II. Reading of Minutes

III. Financial Report

IV. Bureau of Reclamation Report

V. McClusky Canal Update

VI. MR&I Program Update

VII. Red River Valley Water Supply Project Update

VIII. General Manager’s Report

IX. Other


Meeting Notice - Missouri River Committee

August 15, 2016

Date: Thursday, September 8, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m
Place: Carrington, ND


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