Our Mission:
To provide a reliable, high quality
and affordable water supply to
benefit the people of North Dakota.

Project Updates

Comprehensive Report to Congress
On December 5, 2008, the Bureau of Reclamation submitted a Comprehensive Report to Congress, as required by the Dakota Water Resources Act of 2000 (DWRA), for the proposed Red River Valley Water Supply Project.

The Comprehensive Report identifies the GDU Import to the Sheyenne River as the selected alternative for the Project, environmental issues, effects on Minnesota and Missouri River states, and compliance with the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909.

Treaty Compliance
In January 2009, the Secretary of Interior signed a memorandum that stated the identified treatment of Missouri River water for the Project was adequate to meet the requirements of the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909.

By 2013, with no federal authorization in place, Garrison Diversion and the Lake Agassiz Water Authority began to look for a state and local alternative to the project.

Senate Bill 2020 in the 2015-2017 biennium enacted legislative intent to fund the RRVWSP with $150M per biennium over four biennia ($600M total). 

The ND Legislature also directly appropriated $12.3 million to Garrison Diversion to pursue the state and local project

During 2015-2016, the following work was completed on the RRVWSP:
    Missouri River Intake Investigation
    Horizontal Collector/Intake Conceptual Design
    Water Treatment Plant Option Evaluation
    Hydraulics & Structures Conceptual Design
    Pipeline Horizontal Alignment
    Conceptual Design

Moving forward, the projected schedule is as follows:

Summer 2016
    Conceptual Design
Spring 2017 Goal
    Preliminary Design
2017-2019 Goal
    Implement Phased Final Design
    Initiate Construction to Trigger Current Regulations
2019-2027 Goals
    Phased Bidding
    Phased Construction