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Meeting Notice - Probable Maximum Precipitation

The Water Commission is hosting a project update on December 11 and 12 regarding the on-going statewide, Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP) study. The study’s purpose is intended to develop more representative PMP estimates for evaluating flood safety, assessing flood risk, and calibrating event-specific hydrological models.

The focus of the December 11 and 12 meetings is to discuss details of the project, such as storm database, storm maximization, and defining the cool-season events. These meetings will be held in the Water Commission basement conference room and are open to the public. The agenda will be posted the week of December 2. For more information regarding the project visit the Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP) webpage.

Current Openings

Current Openings

Hydrologist II - Review groundwater permit applications in assigned areas and make recommendations to the State Engineer, inspect completed water projects for permit compliance and perfection, document, organize, analyze and interpret hydrologic data, provide technical advice on water resource problems and complaints, conduct water resource investigations and studies, supervise subsurface exploration group in drilling test holes and installing monitoring wells in project areas.

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.

Water Commission Meetings

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

February 13, 2020 / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Brynhild Haugland Room, Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck

April 9, 2020 / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Brynhild Haugland Room, Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck

June 11, 2020 / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Brynhild Haugland Room, Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck

August 13, 2020 / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Brynhild Haugland Room, Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck

October 8, 2020 / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Brynhild Haugland Room, Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck

December 11, 2020 / 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.

For information, please contact Cheryl Fitzgerald at the Water Commission (701) 328-4940 or by e-mail.

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.

November 7, 2019

May 14, 2020

July 16, 2020

September 10, 2020

November 12, 2020

For information, please contact Cheryl Fitzgerald at the Water Commission (701) 328-4940 or by e-mail.