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

Garrison Diversion Fills Accounting Position

January 31, 2018

News Release

CARRINGTON, ND (January 31, 2018) – The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) hired Annie Howard to fill the open Accountant position at the Carrington office. Annie will oversee accounts payable and receivables and process the payroll for the district.

Annie was born and raised on a ranch in Minnewauken and received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Minot State University. She comes to Garrison Diversion with an extensive background in business management and will be an asset to the accounting department.

“We are thankful to have Annie on board at the office,” says Duane DeKrey.  “Her strong business background after working with multiple agencies in various capacities will largely benefit Garrison Diversion.”

Annie commutes from Sheyenne, where she also serves on the Sheyenne Water Board.


Garrison Diversion Elects Executive Committee Members

January 31, 2018

News Release
CARRINGTON, ND (January 31, 2018) - The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) held elections for the Executive Committee at their quarterly board meeting. Dave Anderson, Pierce County and Bill Krivarchka, Traill County were re-elected to the Executive Committee and Nancy Marquart, Nelson County, was elected for a two-year term.


Award Winners Recognized

January 24, 2018

ND Water - January 2018

The 28-member board of the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) is special for a few reasons. First, the diversity of the members provides a solid base of thinkers and doers. From the large group come farmers and ranchers, city and county commissioners, bankers, doctors, mayors, engineers, and more. Second, each of the individuals puts forth their best effort in representing Garrison Diversion and water interests across the state, which takes time and dedication above and beyond their already
full schedules. Their committed service does not go unnoticed.

This year, at the 54th Annual North Dakota Joint Water Convention and Irrigation Workshop, two of Garrison Diversion’s longtime board members were honored for their service and dedication to North Dakota’s water industry. Norman Haak, Dickey County, was inducted into the North Dakota Water Users Association (NDWUA) Hall of Fame, and Steve Metzger, Foster County, was honored with the Water Wheel Award.


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