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 - Executive Committee

August 9, 2017



Garrison Diversion Conservancy District
Carrington, North Dakota

DATE: Thursday, September 7, 2017

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 the date and time indicated above.  Agenda items include:

I. Roll Call
II. Reading of Minutes
III. 2017 Financial Statements
IV. Red River Valley Water Supply Project Update
V. Bureau of Reclamation Report
VI. McClusky Canal Update
VII. MR&I Program Update
VIII. General Manager’s Report
IX. Other Business


RRVWSP Updates

July 7, 2017

ND Water - July 2017

The Red River Valley Water Supply Project (RRVWSP) is designed to provide a supplemental water supply during times of water scarcity to central and eastern North Dakota through a buried pipeline. The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) is the project’s state sponsor, while the Lake Agassiz Water Authority (LAWA) represents the local users. With many years of project studies, environmental assessments, and conceptual design completed, the RRVWSP is moving full steam ahead.


Meeting Notice - Ag & Natural Resources

July 5, 2017


DATE: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: Holiday Inn Riverside
220 Burdick Expressway East
          Minot, ND

A meeting of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee will be held as indicated above. 

Agenda items include:

1. McClusky Canal Irrigation Update
2. ND Irrigation Association Report
3. Oakes Irrigation Research Site Update
4. Stump Lake Property
5. Other Business


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