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Economic & Life Cycle Cost Analysis

As directed by the 2017 Legislature’s passage of NDCC 61-03-21.4, the State Water Commission will require cost-share applications for municipal water supply projects to include LCCA results for agency review. Similarly, cost-share applications for flood control or water conveyance projects with a total cost of one million dollars or more, must include a completed EA, with model results, for agency review. This requirement applies to projects receiving cost-share funding after June 30, 2019. Guidance and electronic fillable models to conduct these analyses may be accessed on the EA web page and LCCA web page.

PMP Study Public Meeting - May 30-31

The Water Commission has commenced a statewide study to update Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP) data. An informational kick-off meeting is being offered for anyone interested in learning more about the study - May 30-31 in Bismarck at the Brynhild Haugland Room, State Capitol Building.

The study's purpose is to develop more representative PMP estimates for evaluating flood safety, assessing flood risk, and calibrating event-specific hydrological models that include current data gaps and updated scientific methods for deriving PMP values.

For more information contact Damon Grabow at (701) 328-4969 or by e-mail. You can also contact Mike Hall at (701) 328-4971 or by e-mail.

Kickoff Meeting Agenda

Low Head Dam Survey

By collecting information on low head dams, we will be better prepared to more adequately assist with the challenges associated with long-term management of this aging infrastructure. You can assist by filling out this Low Head Dam Location Survey Form. Should you require further assistance, please contact Jared Huibregtse at (701) 328-4967, e-mail, or Chance Nolan at (701) 328-4786, e-mail.

Notice Of Decision - Surface Drain No. 4390

TAKE NOTICE that Application for Surface Drain No. 4390 in Richland County, submitted by Helendale Private Drain, LLC for the Helendale Private Drain, was conditionally approved by the State Engineer on May 7, 2019.

Surface Drain No. 4390 Decision and Information

A hearing may be requested within thirty days of the date of service of the State Engineer’s decision. A valid request for a hearing must be received in writing by June 10, 2019; must specifically state facts from which it is evident the person requesting the hearing is factually aggrieved by the State Engineer’s decision; and must state what material facts or conclusions are believed to be erroneous and why they are believed to be erroneous (North Dakota Administrative Code § 89-02-01-09.6).

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Watershed Institute

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The Current - April

The Current

The Current is a quarterly Water Commission and Office of the State Engineer newsletter that provides the latest agency-specific information concerning water development, regulatory and appropriation efforts, water education, policy changes, Commission meeting highlights, and much more.

We hope you find the content useful and helpful.

2019 Water Commission Meetings

In order to access the bookmark function for the agendas, please view this document via a Firefox browser or download it and view in Adobe Acrobat.

June 19, 2019 / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Brynhild Haugland Room, Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck

August 8, 2019 / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Brynhild Haugland Room, Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck

October 10, 2019 / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Brynhild Haugland Room, Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck

December 6, 2019 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ramkota Hotel, Bismarck

Reminder – Applications received less than 45 days before a SWC meeting will not be considered at that meeting and will be held for consideration at a future meeting unless specifically exempted by the Chief Engineer.

Please visit meeting information for a full list of upcoming commission meetings. For information, please contact Cheryl Fitzgerald at the Water Commission (701) 328-4940 or by e-mail.

2019 Subcommittee Meetings

Meetings will be held via telephone/video conferencing from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the upstairs Conference Room, State Water Commission, 900 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck.

May 16, 2019 - Subcommittee Meeting Agenda

July 11, 2019

September 12, 2019

November 7, 2019

Please visit subcommittee meeting information for a full list of upcoming subcommittee meetings. For information, please contact Cheryl Fitzgerald at the Water Commission (701) 328-4940 or by e-mail.