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To provide a reliable, high quality
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benefit the people of North Dakota.

RRVWSP Progress

ND Water - April 2017
Devastating droughts and disastrous floods are two realities we face in North Dakota, as our weather can vary greatly from season-to-season and year-to-year. Studies show a severe drought, similar to that of the 1930s drought, will likely repeat by the year 2050. It’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when we will face the challenges a drought presents to the region and the state. The Red River Valley Water Supply Project (RRVWSP) is a plan to protect central and eastern North Dakota from a drought’s devastating effects.

What is the RRVWSP?
The RRVWSP will safeguard water for North Dakota communities and rural water systems in times of drought, as well as promote industrial development. The RRVWSP will use a buried pipeline to carry water from the Missouri River near Washburn along Hwy 200 to the Sheyenne River, which will provide a supplemental water supply to users in central and eastern North Dakota.

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