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

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - O&M Specialist I

April 2, 2018

Garrison Diversion Conservancy District in McClusky, ND, is hiring for a full-time Operation and Maintenance Specialist worker. The position will perform semi-skilled and skilled maintenance duties, operate machinery and requires a Class A North Dakota driver’s license. Competitive pay and full benefit package.

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Women in Water - ND Water

March 26, 2018

March ND Water
International Women’s Day is observed worldwide on March 8. To mark the holiday championing women’s rights and celebrating women’s achievements, North Dakota Water is sharing the success stories of some of the hardworking women of North Dakota’s water industry.

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New Rockford Canal Public Hay Auction

March 15, 2018

NEW ROCKFORD CANAL PUBLIC HAY AUCTION
JUNE 12, 2018 - 3 P.M. CENTRAL TIME
at the
GDCD Operation and Maintenance Office
205 3rd Street SE, New Rockford, ND

If you are attending the hay auction, please bring the specs with you.

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These parcels of land are being hayed to remove litter, stimulate new grass growth and assist with Garrison Diversion Conservancy District’s (Garrison Diversion) weed control program. The intent is to include these parcels into a haying rotation where each parcel is hayed for two successive seasons and rested for two. An annual public auction will be held through a competitive bidding process. The highest bidder for each tract will be issued a one-year Mow Permit for the current year.

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