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RRVWSP Updates

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.

The North Dakota State Water Commission’s budget for the 2017-2019 biennium has been approved, with up to $30 million slated for the RRVWSP. Of the $30 million grant, $17 million will be directed toward planning and permitting, while the remaining $13 million is to initiate construction. “Garrison Diversion and LAWA requested $30 million in funding to keep the project affordable for the participating communities and water systems, which is very important for the ongoing success of the project,” says Duane DeKrey, Garrison Diversion general manager.

The state and local funding will allow Garrison Diversion to design a portion of the pipeline and complete the discharge structure design, as well as begin construction to ensure coverage under current regulations and permitting. It will also allow the project team to exercise existing easement options and acquire remaining easements.

July 2017 ND Water GDCD (6606 KB)

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