Mission & Values
Recognizing that new realities demand new perspectives, the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District board of directors focused on the future and on our continuing role as a key builder of North Dakota’s water infrastructure.
The board developed specific initiatives as part of Garrison Diversion’s commitment to North Dakota’s future. The board directed efforts and resources in seven areas of responsibility: 1) federal appropriations 2) municipal, rural and industrial water supplies, 3) agriculture and high-value crops 4) Red River Valley needs 5) natural resources, 6) recreation and tourism and 7) legislative and administrative issues.
These initiatives continue to guide Garrison Diversion. As we move forward into the future, the Garrison Diversion board of directors stands united and strong in support of these important initiatives and is fully prepared to lead Garrison Diversion into implementation.
To provide a reliable, high quality and affordable water supply to benefit the people of North Dakota.
Working together with federal and state leaders to maintain and increase appropriations for water development in North Dakota and to create federal legislation that helps North Dakota meet its water needs.
Garrison Diversion will help bring reliable, high quality and affordable water to areas of need in North Dakota.
Municipal, rural and industrial water supplies for areas of need in North Dakota.
Reliable, high quality and affordable water is a driving force of stabilization, future development, and growth in municipal and rural areas of North Dakota. Garrison Diversion will continue to help water systems deliver needed water to homes and businesses in North Dakota through municipal, rural and industrial (MR&I) funding.
Agriculture and irrigation research for the future development and sustainability of North Dakota.
Garrison Diversion has worked steadily for more than 60 years in an effort to complete a water system that will assure a reliable, high quality and affordable water supply for urban, rural and industrial users while also providing future opportunities for agriculture. Through research, high-value crop production, processing and marketing, and a more active role in integrated water management, Garrison Diversion is a resource for the future of rural North Dakota and agriculture. We can also help provide leadership for irrigation districts, development of tribal irrigation and accessing project pumping power for projects associated with the Garrison Diversion Unit project.
Meeting the water supply needs of the Red River Valley in a timely and truthful manner.
Garrison Diversion is the state lead and co-partner on the Red River Valley Water Supply Project (RRVWSP). Garrison Diversion provides technical support, as well as management of the financial and operational needs for the RRVWSP.
Natural resources as part of future opportunities for the citizens of North Dakota.
Through collaborative partnerships with both public and private wildlife, conservation and public interest groups, Garrison Diversion enhances and develops the state’s natural resources to inspire economic and educational opportunities that will have long-term benefits for the environment and the people of the state.
Use and development of Garrison Diversion areas for a variety of recreational opportunities.
As a part of our program to replace and enhance wildlife habitat, Garrison Diversion has been careful to set aside land for wildlife refuges and management areas, as well as recreational areas accessible to people with a wide variety of recreational interests. Additionally, the board has dedicated two-tenths of its one-mill levy to our matching recreation grant program.
Keeping North Dakota legislation and law current with the objectives of the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District.
Working with the North Dakota legislature, Garrison Diversion will accurately match the state authority of Garrison Diversion with the federal authorization.