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Meeting Notice - Contract Review Committee

October 19, 2017

Notice of Meeting
Contract Review Committee

Date: November 30, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Place: Garrison Diversion Headquarters

There will be a meeting of the Contract Review Committee as indicated above.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the guidelines and direction of the committee.

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Garrison Diversion Sponsors Red River Valley Water Supply Project Conference

October 18, 2017

ND Water - October 2017

The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) is gearing up to host their biennial conference on November 7. The one-day conference will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Fargo. This year’s theme is “Red River Valley Water Supply Project: Investing in Our Future.”

The Red River Valley Water Supply Project (RRVWSP) is a plan to safeguard water for North Dakota communities and rural water systems by providing about half of North Dakota’s population with supplemental water supply during times of drought. Water from the Missouri River will be delivered via buried pipelines to cities and rural water systems in central and eastern North Dakota. The RRVWSP will also provide opportunities for industrial development in participating communities.

The conference is open to the public and representatives from the 35 communities and rural water systems that committed to the development portion of the RRVWSP. Potential users are also encouraged to attend the informational conference. “We hope everyone interested in Garrison Diversion’s water supply priorities and the Red River Valley Water Supply Project will attend the conference. It will be great to get everyone together to talk about this important initiative,” says Ken Royse, Garrison Diversion chairman.

The conference agenda includes detailed sessions about the project’s scope, schedule, and financial considerations. Daryl Ritchison, interim director of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network (NDAWN), will present on how NDAWN monitors drought conditions. Joel Heitkamp, host of KFGO’s News and Views and a former rural water manager, will host a panel discussion with high profile experts about the current state of water in North Dakota. There is no cost to attend the conference; however, attendees are encouraged to RSVP online at http://rrvwsp.com/events/ to ensure there will be enough conference materials and refreshments for participants.

The 35 communities and water systems that have provided initial commitment to the project include the cities of Carrington, Cooperstown, Devils Lake, East Grand Forks, Fargo (which includes service to West Fargo), Forman, Grafton, Grand Forks, Hannaford, Hillsboro,
Langdon, Larimore, Lisbon, Mayville, McVille, Park River, Tuttle, Valley City, and Wahpeton; as well as the Agassiz Water Users District, Barnes Rural Water District, Cass Rural Water Users District, Central Plains Water District, Dakota Rural Water District, Grand Forks-Traill Water District, Greater Ramsey Water District, McLean- Sheridan Rural Water, Northeast Regional Water District, Richland County Job Development Authority, South Central Regional Water District, Southeast Water Users District, Stutsman Rural Water District/Jamestown, Traill Rural Water Users, Inc., Tri-County Rural Water District, and Walsh Rural Water District.

For more information on the RRVWSP, visit the project website at http://www.RRVWSP.com. The RRVWSP can also be found on Facebook and Twitter by searching for @ RRVWSP.

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Meeting Notice - Public Relations Committee

September 19, 2017

GARRISON DIVERSION CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
NOTICE OF MEETING
PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE


DATE: Friday, October 6, 2017

TIME: 11:00 A.M. or upon adjournment of the board meeting

PLACE: Garrison Diversion Conservancy District
401 Highway 281 NE
          Carrington, North Dakota

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss Garrison Diversion’s public relations matters.

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14th Annual Top O’ The Day Tee-Off

September 15, 2017

ND Water - September 2017

Once again, golfers came from near and far to the CrossRoads Golf Course in Carrington to participate in the Top O’ the Day Tee-Off, where for the past 14 years, water giants Russell Dushinske and Warren Jamison have been honored through a golf scramble hosted by Garrison Diversion and the North Dakota Water Education Foundation.

Proceeds from the scramble benefit the Dushinske & Jamison Water Resources Scholarship Endowment in memory of the men and their distinguished service, dedicated leadership, and lifelong devotion to water development in North Dakota. Each year, two $1,500 scholarships are awarded to students attending a North Dakota college or university and whose families have taken an active role in state water resource management. “Again this year, our golf tournament helped to successfully fulfill our goal of supporting two scholarships to students interested in the water industry,” said Diane Jamison-Richards, wife of the late Warren Jamison. “I appreciate each and every one that helped keep this vision intact and sincerely thank you for your participation.”

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Job Posting - Accountant

August 30, 2017

Garrison Diversion Conservancy District is seeking an Accountant for its Carrington, ND, location. This position includes processing vouchers and claims; processing payroll; and assisting with audits, budgets, month end closing, quarterly filings and more. To learn more about this opportunity, a full position description can be found by viewing “more” in this entry.

In addition to a challenging and supportive work environment, we offer exceptional benefits and salary including:

• Generous leave program including holidays, annual leave, and sick leave
• 100% paid family health, dental, and vision insurance
• NDPERS Retirement program
• Education and training assistance

Application deadline is September 22, 2017.

To apply for this position, please submit a letter of interest and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Meeting Notice - Executive Committee

August 9, 2017

NOTICE OF MEETING

GARRISON DIVERSION CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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

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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.

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Meeting Notice - Ag & Natural Resources

July 5, 2017

GARRISON DIVERSION CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
NOTICE OF MEETING
AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE

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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Meeting Notice - Public Relations Committee

July 5, 2017

GARRISON DIVERSION CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
NOTICE OF MEETING
PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE
DATE: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
TIME: 7:30 PM or UPON ADJOURNMENT OF THE AG & NR COMMITTEE MEETING
PLACE: Holiday Inn Riverside - Atrium
220 Burdick Expressway East
Minot, North Dakota

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss Garrison Diversion’s public relations matters.

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Meeting Notice - Engineering & Operations Committee

July 5, 2017

GARRISON DIVERSION CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
NOTICE OF MEETING
ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
DATE: Thursday, July 13, 2017
TIME: 7:15 AM
PLACE: Holiday Inn Riverside - Atrium
220 Burdick Expressway East
Minot, North Dakota

The Engineering & Operations Committee will meet as indicated above.  Agenda items include:

I. 2017 Work Plan Update
II. McClusky Canal Slide Update
III. Five-Year O&M Work Plan & Budget
IV. Lake Audubon Water Control Plan
V. Equipment Inventory
VI. Other

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Meeting Notice - Board of Directors

July 5, 2017

GARRISON DIVERSION CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
NOTICE OF MEETING
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Garrison Diversion’s regular quarterly Board of Directors meeting will be held in conjunction with the North Dakota Water Resource Districts Association Annual Summer Meeting and the 2017 Executive Briefing on July 13 & 14 at the Holiday Inn Riverside of Minot. The Executive Briefing will be devoted to Flood Plains and Zoning Laws.

Garrison Diversion’s board meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 13.  Agenda items include:

I. Officers Reports
II. Committee Reports
III. Financial Report
IV. 2018 Budget
V. Bureau of Reclamation Report
VI. MR&I Program Update
VII. Red River Valley Water Supply Project Update
VIII. McClusky Canal Irrigation Update
IX. Other Business

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Garrison Diversion Prepares Master Plan

June 19, 2017

ND Water - June 2017

In the heart of North Dakota lies the McClusky Canal, a valuable conveyance feature providing water for recreation, wildlife, and irrigation. Constructed from 1969 to 1976, the canal was designed to irrigate up to 250,000 acres. Today, irrigation from the McClusky Canal has not reached its full potential, but the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) is committed to investing in irrigation development and enhancement in North Dakota.

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Meeting Notice - Missouri River Committee

June 19, 2017

GARRISON DIVERSION CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
NOTICE OF MEETING
MISSOURI RIVER COMMITTEE
CHANGE IN MEETING TIME AND LOCATION
DATE: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
TIME: 3:30 p.m.
PLACE: Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center
Room 2160
          800 S 3rd Street
          Bismarck, North Dakota

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Meeting Notice - Red River Valley Committee

June 19, 2017

GARRISON DIVERSION CONSERVANCY DISTRICT

NOTICE OF MEETING

RED RIVER VALLEY COMMITTEE


DATE: Friday, June 23, 2017

TIME: 11:00 AM

PLACE: Holiday Inn
3803 13 Ave S
Fargo, North Dakota

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Meeting will discuss measures affecting Garrison Diversion

June 14, 2017

News Release:

June 14, 2017

The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District is urging the public to attend and participate in the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) public meetings which will discuss interim measures to reduce dam safety risks at the Snake Creek embankment, which runs under Highway 83 and impounds Lake Audubon in North Dakota.

The Corps has presented a Lake Audubon Water Control Plan which would restrict the differential head between Lake Audubon and Lake Sakakawea, affecting the Snake Creek Pumping Plant and McClusky Canal features of the Garrison Diversion Unit Project. The State of North Dakota, Garrison Diversion Conservancy District, and numerous residents who use these features that provide for irrigation, municipal, rural, and industrial water, fish, wildlife, and other natural resource conservation and development, and recreation could be affected.

The meetings will be held at the City Auditorium in Garrison, ND, on Tuesday, June 27, from 6-8 pm and Wednesday, June 28, from 6-8 pm at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in Bismarck, ND. 

The public meetings will include a presentation and an open house to allow attendees to ask questions.

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Meeting Notice - Red River Valley Committee

May 24, 2017

GARRISON DIVERSION CONSERVANCY DISTRICT

NOTICE OF MEETING

RED RIVER VALLEY COMMITTEE


DATE: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

TIME: 10:00 AM

PLACE: Garrison Diversion Conservancy District
401 Highway 281 NE
          Carrington, North Dakota

The Red River Valley Committee will meet as indicated above. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Red River Valley Water Supply Project.

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New Leadership for the Garrison Diversion Board of Directors

May 23, 2017

ND Water Magazine
May 2017

The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) board of directors recently held elections for the executive committee, resulting in new board leadership. In addition to leadership positions, three board members were elected to executive committee positions.

The board of directors cast their ballots and elected Ken Royse, Burleigh County director, to lead the board for the next two years. He replaces Ken Vein, Grand Forks County director, who completed two two-year terms as chairman of the board. Royse has been a board member since 2005 and served the past two years as first vice chairman of the board.

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McClusky Canal Public Hay Auction

May 16, 2017

McCLUSKY CANAL PUBLIC HAY AUCTION
JUNE 13, 2017
10:00 A.M. CENTRAL TIME

Garrison Diversion Operation and Maintenance Office
210 Highway 200 NE, McClusky, ND

Please see “More” for additional information, including specs and maps.

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New Rockford Canal Public Hay Auction

May 16, 2017

NEW ROCKFORD CANAL PUBLIC HAY AUCTION
JUNE 13, 2017 - 3 P.M. CENTRAL TIME

Garrison Diversion Operation and Maintenance Office
205 3rd Street SE, New Rockford, ND

Please see “More” for additional information, including specs and maps.

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Garrison Diversion Awards $86,227 in Matching Recreation Grants

May 15, 2017

News Release
CARRINGTON, ND (May 15, 2017) – The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District’s Recreation Committee recently awarded matching recreation grants to 14 projects totaling $86,227. Projects varied from developing a walking trail to installing playground equipment.

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New Leadership for the Garrison Diversion Board of Directors

May 8, 2017

News Release
CARRINGTON, ND (May 5, 2017) - The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) board of directors recently held elections for the Executive Committee, resulting in new board leadership.  In addition, three board members were elected to Executive Committee positions.

Ken Royse, Burleigh County Director, was elected to lead the board for the next two years.  He replaces Ken Vein, Grand Forks County Director, who completed two two-year terms as Chairman of the board.  Royse has been a board member since 2005 and served his past two years as first vice chairman of the board. Ken and his wife, Kay, reside in Bismarck and have three children.

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State Water Commission Budget to Provide up to $30M to Red River Valley Water Supply Project

May 8, 2017

News Release (May 5, 2017)

The North Dakota State Water Commission’s budget for the 2017-2019 biennium has been approved with up to $30 million slated for the Red River Valley Water Supply Project (RRVWSP).  Of the $30 million grant, $17 million will be directed towards the completion of planning and permitting, while the remaining $13 million is to initiate construction.

“The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) and Lake Agassiz Water Authority (LAWA) requested $30 million in funding to keep the project affordable for the participating communities and water systems.  Affordability is very important for the ongoing success of the project,” says Duane DeKrey, Garrison Diversion General Manager.

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Garrison Diversion O&M Employees Receive Certification

May 8, 2017

News Release

CARRINGTON, ND (May 5, 2017)

Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) operations and maintenance (O&M) employees underwent training to receive certification, while others were recertified, in rigging/signalperson, overhead, and mobile crane operations.

The training is necessary to comply with OSHA regulations and also ensures safety when the O&M staff is performing a variety of jobs.  Overhead cranes are utilized when servicing pumps in pumping plants maintained by Garrison Diversion.

Seven staff members received new certification as rigger/signalperson, while 11 others were recertified. The class instructed staff on how to properly secure loads and equipment. The course also taught proper signals for directing a crane operator.
Two staff members also received training and were certified for overhead and mobile crane operations, with nine becoming recertified. The certification allows staff to operate the majority of mobile cranes including boom trucks and telescoping booms. 
Garrison Diversion O&M staff participated in the certification courses along with several Bureau of Reclamation staff members. In order to receive their certification, employees must pass practical and written exams with an 80% or better score.
“The courses taught by the Crane Institute of America, Inc. are outstanding,” says Judy Allmaras, Garrison Diversion Safety Coordinator. “The instruction our staff received will benefit them on a daily basis.” Certification is valid for two years, upon which employees will again complete the course for recertification.

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RRVWSP Progress

April 13, 2017

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.

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Meeting Notice - Recreation Committee

April 13, 2017

NOTICE OF MEETING

GARRISON DIVERSION CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
RECREATION COMMITTEE


DATE: Friday, May 5, 2017

TIME: 9:30 AM

PLACE: Garrison Diversion Headquarters
Carrington, North Dakota

There will be a meeting of the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District Recreation Committee as indicated above.

Agenda items include:

1. Roll Call/Consideration of Minutes
2. Current Funding Table & Project Review
3. Presentation by Grant Applicants
4. Committee Discussion and Consideration
5. Other

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Meeting Notice - Committe of the Whole

April 4, 2017


COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
TIME CHANGE
DATE: April 6, 2017

TIME: 11:00 a.m.
 
PLACE: Garrison Diversion Conservancy District
Carrington, North Dakota

The Board of Directors of the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District will meet as a Committee of the Whole on April 6 at 11 a.m. 

The purpose of the meeting is to conduct the annual performance review of the general manager.

 

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Garrison Diversion Fills Accounting Position

April 3, 2017

News Release
CARRINGTON, ND (April 3, 2017) – The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) hired Carrington native, Cindy Hewitt, CPA, as the Accounting Specialist. Cindy will oversee the Municipal, Rural and Industrial water supply program, assist with the development and revisions of budgets, and employ general accounting practices in this position.

She received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration from the Minnesota State University Moorhead. She is a CPA, which is a new capacity for Garrison Diversion, and is an asset to the accounting department.

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Moving Water Across ND

March 27, 2017

Jamestown Sun
By Keith Norman on Mar 25, 2017

The political climate for proceeding with the Red River Valley Water Supply Project looks good at the federal level, according to Duane DeKrey, general manager of the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District.

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Notice of Meeting - Ag & Natural Resources Committee

March 24, 2017

DATE: Thursday, April 6, 2017

TIME: 8:30 AM

PLACE: Garrison Diversion Conservancy District
          Carrington, ND

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

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Notice of Meeting - Public Relations Committee

March 24, 2017

Public Relations Committee

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Notice of Meeting

March 24, 2017

Quarterly Board Meeting

The regular quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors of the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District will be held on April 6 & 7 at the district headquarters in Carrington.  Agenda items include:

I. Officers Reports
II. Committee Reports
III. Financial Report
IV. MR&I Report
V. Bureau of Reclamation Report
VI. McClusky Canal Update
VII. Red River Valley Water Supply Project Update
VIII. 2016 GDCD Accomplishments
IX. 2017 GDCD Work Plan
X. General Manager’s Report
XI. Election of Officers & Executive Committee Members
XII. Other

 

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Garrison Diversion Reps Visit D.C.

March 23, 2017

News Release

Garrison Diversion Reps Visit D.C. in Support of Red River Valley Water Supply Project, Irrigation Development, and MR&I Water Supply Program

(March 23, 2017) Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) representatives were in Washington D.C. this week to meet with federal leaders in support of three of the organization’s projects and initiatives.

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Five New Directors on the Garrison Diversion Board

March 15, 2017

ND Water - March 2017

The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) Board of Directors is welcoming five new faces to the board in 2017. Several long-time board members retired or passed away in 2016, making way for new individuals to take part and become leaders in North Dakota’s water industry.

We welcome to the board Greg Bischoff, Barnes County; Nikki Boote, Griggs County; Bruce Klein, LaMoure County; Nancy Marquart, Nelson County; and Jim Pellman, Sheridan County.

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Stutsman County joins Lake Agassiz Water Authority

January 25, 2017

Jamestown Sun, Jan. 25, 2017

Stutsman County has become an associate member of the Lake Agassiz Water Authority and may become a full member, according to Sen. Terry Wanzek, R-Jamestown.

The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District announced Tuesday Stutsman County and the city of Wahpeton had become associate or non-voting members of Lake Agassiz Water Authority.

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Honoring Water Advocates

January 13, 2017

ND Water

Each year at the Annual Joint North Dakota Water Convention and Irrigation Workshop, the water industry recognizes individuals who have put forth great effort and have dedicated their time and knowledge to North Dakota’s water industry. This year, multiple individuals with ties to the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) received awards at the convention. Dave Koland, former general manager of Garrison Diversion, was inducted into the North Dakota Water Users Association (NDWUA) Hall of Fame; former Barnes County Director Roger Bischoff was honored posthumously with a Water Wheel Award; and John Leininger, former Griggs County Director, was honored posthumously as a Commodore.

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Project to Benefit Half of N.D.

January 10, 2017

Leader-News BY ALYSSA MEIER
Editor

A pipeline running from Washburn through central and eastern North Dakota will provide water to approximately half of all state residents.
With a tentative plan to start construction by 2019, the Red River Valley Water Supply Project (RRVWSP) would transport water from the Missouri River to areas of North Dakota that often face extreme water shortages and droughts.

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Garrison Diversion Operations and Maintenance: Snake Creek Pumping Plant

December 15, 2016

ND Water - December 2016

The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) was created in 1959 by the North Dakota Legislature to establish, construct, develop, maintain, and operate the Garrison Diversion Unit and all its parts. Working cooperatively with other agencies, Garrison
Diversion’s Operations and Maintenance (O&M) staff completes a wide variety of projects each year.

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Half of North Dakota’s Population to Benefit from Red River Valley Water Supply Project

December 12, 2016

News Release
(December 12, 2016)  Upon its completion, roughly half of the population of the State of North Dakota will benefit from the Red River Valley Water Supply Project (RRVWSP).  The RRVWSP is a plan to safeguard water for North Dakota communities and rural water districts in times of drought, as well as promote industrial development.  As of the mid-November deadline, 35 cities and water districts are committed to help fund the development portion of the project which includes conceptual engineering, phased preliminary engineering, and financial modeling. 

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Cities, Water Systems Commit to Red River Valley Water Supply Project Development

November 15, 2016

ND Water - November 2016

A plan that will safeguard water for North Dakota communities and rural water districts in times of drought, and promote industrial development in the Red River Valley continues to make progress. The proposed Red River Valley Water Supply Project (RRVWSP) would use
a buried pipeline to carry water from the Missouri River near Washburn along Highway 200 to the Baldhill Creek or Sheyenne River, providing a supplemental water supply to users in central and eastern North Dakota.

Over the past few months, Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) board members and staff, as well as the Lake Agassiz Water Authority, have held more than 100 meetings with prospective RRVWSP water users across central and eastern North Dakota.

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Garrison Diversion Awards $184,460 in Matching Recreation Grants

October 20, 2016

CARRINGTON, ND (October 20, 2016) – The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District’s Recreation Committee recently awarded matching recreation grants to eleven projects totaling $184,460. Projects varied from developing a walking trail to installing playground equipment.

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Garrison Diversion Loses Barnes County Director

October 13, 2016

ND Water - October 2016

The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) board of directors recently lost a long-time member and friend when Barnes County Director Roger Bischoff passed away on Aug. 16.

Bischoff, who lived in Valley City, was elected to the Garrison Diversion board in 2008 and served as its Barnes County representative until his death in August. He was a dedicated supporter of Garrison Diversion’s mission to provide a reliable, high quality, and affordable water supply to benefit the people of North Dakota.

Bischoff was a member of Garrison Diversion’s Engineering and Operations Committee for several years before moving to the Red River Valley Committee. As an active participant of that committee, he kept abreast on details related to the Red River Valley Water Supply
Project.

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Meeting Notice - Red River Valley Committee

September 23, 2016

GARRISON DIVERSION CONSERVANCY DISTRICT

NOTICE OF MEETING

RED RIVER VALLEY COMMITTEE


DATE: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

TIME: 1:00 PM or Following Adjournment of the LAWA Board meeting

PLACE: Brahms/Bach
Ramada Plaza & Suites
1635 42nd Street S
          Fargo, North Dakota

The Red River Valley Committee is meeting as indicated above. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Red River Valley Water Supply Project and other business.

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Meeting Notice - Recreation Committee

September 23, 2016

NOTICE OF MEETING

GARRISON DIVERSION CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
RECREATION COMMITTEE


DATE: Friday, October 7, 2016

TIME: 11:00 AM

PLACE: Garrison Diversion Headquarters Carrington, North Dakota

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Red River Valley water pipeline project changes course

September 23, 2016

Nick Smith
Bismarck Tribune

Designers of a proposed state-funded water pipeline from the Missouri River to eastern North Dakota are reversing the course and will seek to construct an intake with permission from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

“It’s probably a given that we’re going to have to do that,” said Ken Vein, chairman of the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District Board of Directors, of the intake option. “We should be able to qualify for these permits.”

Proponents designing the proposed Red River Valley Water Supply Project are aiming to start construction next biennium so the project can be grandfathered into existing federal standards for water pipelines and not be subject to potential future rule changes.

Vein described the reasoning behind the likely change of course to the State Water Commission and the interim Water Topics Overview Committee.

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Cheaper option feasible for RRV Water Supply Project, officials say

September 23, 2016

Fargo Forum
By Mike Nowatzki

BISMARCK — Officials spearheading a decades-old effort to divert Missouri River water to eastern North Dakota during droughts said they’ve revived a cheaper water intake option as their preferred alternative and will scale back their request for state funding in light of slumping tax revenues.

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13th Year a Lucky One for Top O’ the Day Tee-Off

September 15, 2016

ND Water - September 2016

Golfers from near and far joined forces to support the North Dakota Water Education Foundation’s Dushinske & Jamison Water Resources Scholarship during the 13th annual Top O’ the Day Tee-off golf scramble. The scholarship was established in honor of Russell Dushinske and Warren Jamison, for their many years of service to water development in North Dakota.

The scramble, held at CrossRoads Golf Course in Carrington, raised approximately $5,000 for the scholarship fund. Each year, two $1,500 scholarships are awarded to one male and one female student attending a North Dakota college or university, and whose family has
taken an active role in state water resource management.

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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.

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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

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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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Special Executive Committee Meeting Notice

August 10, 2016

A special meeting of the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District’s Executive Committee is being held by conference call at 9 a.m. on Friday, August 12, 2016.

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County approves its share of Red River Valley Water Supply Project engineering study

July 20, 2016

Jamestown Sun
Chris Olson

The Stutsman County Commission unanimously approved committing $15,400 of its 2017 budget to pay its share of $154,000 that the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. Board of Directors committed to be part of the planning and development of the Red River Valley Water Supply Project.

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Garrison Diversion Grants Enhance Recreation Opportunities Across the State

July 18, 2016

ND Water - July 2016

The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) strongly believes in developing recreational opportunities that provide North Dakotans with areas to enjoy the state’s great outdoors. How does Garrison Diversion accomplish that goal? By providing the Matching Recreation Grant Program.

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Investing in water

July 13, 2016

By Keith Norman
Jamestown Sun

Water and economic development organizations in Stutsman County are investing $210,000 in the planning and development of the Red River Valley Water Supply Project. A recommendation to fund $154,000 through the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. passed the JSDC Board of Directors Monday.

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Red River water project signup deadline looms

July 13, 2016

By Patrick Springer
The Forum

FARGO — Communities and rural water systems that want to tap a planned pipeline to carry Missouri River water to the east soon will have to pledge financial support and predict future water demand.

The Lake Agassiz Water Authority, a consortium of local governments in the Red River Valley that joined to supplement water supplies during droughts, has set an Oct. 1 deadline for participating communities and rural water systems.

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MR&I Program Brings Millions to Rural North Dakota Communities

June 15, 2016

ND Water - June 2016

Through the statewide Municipal, Rural and Industrial (MR&I) water supply program, the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) helps North Dakota communities bring a clean, reliable supply of water to their residents, farms, schools, hospitals, and industries.

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Municipal Advisory Services RFP

June 6, 2016

The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District is requesting proposals for the purpose of retaining a registered Municipal Advisor to provide financial advisory services relating to the development of the Red River Valley Water Supply Project.

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Job Announcement - Accounting Specialist

May 30, 2016

GDCD is seeking an Accounting Specialist for its Carrington, ND, location.

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Meeting Notice - Missouri River Committee

May 25, 2016

Garrison Diversion’s Missouri River Committee meets on Thursday, June 9, at 3 p.m. or upon adjournment of the Executive Committee meeting.

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Meeting Notice - Public Relations Committee

May 25, 2016

Garrison Diversion’s Public Relations Committee meets on Thursday, June 9, at 9 a.m. at the District headquarters in Carrington.

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Meeting Notice - Executive Committee

May 25, 2016

Garrison Diversion’s Executive Committee meets on Thursday, June 9, at 11 a.m. at the District headquarters in Carrington.

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Meeting Notice - Board of Directors

May 15, 2016

Garrison Diversion’s board meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, July 11. 

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Garrison Diversion Developing Several Irrigation Projects Along McClusky Canal

May 11, 2016

ND Water - May 2016

The mission of the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) is to provide a reliable, affordable and high quality water supply for the benefit of North Dakota. In pursuing that mission, Garrison Diversion is developing irrigation projects along the McClusky Canal.

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Garrison Diversion 2016 Public Surplus Property Auction

May 5, 2016

Surplus Bid Rules and Requirements

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NR Hay Auction

April 20, 2016

NEW ROCKFORD CANAL PUBLIC HAY AUCTION
JUNE 14, 2016 - 3 P.M. CENTRAL TIME
at the GDCD Operation and Maintenance Office
205 3rd Street SE, New Rockford, ND

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McClusky Canal Hay Auction

April 20, 2016

McCLUSKY CANAL PUBLIC HAY AUCTION
JUNE 14, 2016 - 10 A.M. CENTRAL TIME
at the GDCD Operation and Maintenance Office
210 Highway 200 NE, McClusky, ND

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Garrison Diversion Board Deeply Saddened by Loss of Griggs County Director

April 12, 2016

ND Water - April 2016

Longtime Griggs County Director John Leininger passed away suddenly in January. Leininger carried on a family legacy when he replaced his father, Kenneth Leininger, on Garrison Diversion’s board of directors in 2001. Kenneth served as the Griggs County director from 1981 to 2000.

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Garrison Diversion Board Elects Executive Committee

March 16, 2016

ND Water - March 2016
The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) was first formed in 1955, with 22 member counties attending the first meeting. Throughout the years, additional counties petitioned to be included in the district, and today, total 28.

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Job Announcement - Financial and Administrative Coordinator

March 8, 2016

The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (GDCD) is seeking a Financial & Administrative Coordinator for its Carrington, ND, office.

This position will approve vouchers and claims for payment; assist with the annual budget preparation and audit; ensure financial policies and procedures are developed and followed; prepare correspondence and reports; and assist with the administration of contracts.

Extended Application Deadline: March 10, 2016

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“Collector wells breathe new life into water supply project for eastern ND” - Fargo Forum

March 8, 2016

By Mike Nowatzki / Forum News Service on Mar 7, 2016 at 8:04 p.m.


BISMARCK — A decades-old vision of sending Missouri River water to eastern North Dakota to provide relief during times of drought has found a new path forward — and it starts underground.

A recently completed study confirms that a system of collector wells along the Missouri River can gather enough water to service the entire Red River Valley Water Supply Project, said Ken Vein, vice chairman of the 13-county Lake Agassiz Water Authority, the project’s local sponsor.

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“Red River Valley pipeline moves away from federal process” - Bismarck Tribune

March 8, 2016

To avoid a time-consuming federal permit process, a proposed state-funded pipeline from the Missouri River to eastern North Dakota to provide water will be utilizing a series of horizontal collector wells.

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Garrison Diversion Welcomes New Engineer

February 24, 2016

News Release
CARRINGTON, ND (February 24, 2016) – The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) recently welcomed engineer Ryan Anderson to its Carrington office. Ryan will work closely with District Engineer, Kip Kovar, where his job duties will include work on the major slide project, developing irrigation, and developing and implementing a work plan and budget for the Garrison Diversion O&M program.

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Garrison Diversion Board of Directors Elects Three Members to Serve on Executive Committee

February 12, 2016

News Release
CARRINGTON, ND (February 11, 2016) – At their recent quarterly board meeting, Garrison Diversion board members held elections for the Executive Committee. Kelly Klosterman, Richland County, was re-elected to serve an additional term on the committee, while directors Dave Anderson, Pierce County, and Bill Krivarchka, Traill County, were elected for a two-year term on the committee.

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Meeting Notice - Executive Committee

February 11, 2016

A meeting of the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District’s Executive Committee will be held at Garrison Diversion headquarters in Carrington on March 10.

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Operations and Maintenance Staff Excels

January 13, 2016

ND Water - January 2016
Another year of work is in the books for the capable Operations and Maintenance (O&M) crew employed by the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion). Rain or shine, these staff members work year-round to keep the Principal Supply Works of the Garrison Diversion Unit (GDU) facilities in good working condition.

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