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

Water for North Dakota

Water plays a vital role in the economic viability of North Dakota. The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) is committed to securing a stronger future by providing a reliable, high quality and affordable water supply to benefit the people of North Dakota. Our focus goes beyond a dependable drinking water supply.  We also aim to provide opportunities for industry, the environment, agriculture, recreation, and development of our natural resources. 

Through several programs operated by Garrison Diversion, North Dakotan’s are seeing benefits. 

Reliable and high quality water can mean the difference between success and failure for small towns and family farms. Garrison Diversion works to ensure North Dakotans have access to reliable and high quality water through the MR&I Program. This program has $400 million authorized in federal funding to help water systems deliver quality water to homes, businesses and farms across North Dakota.

Garrison Diversion’s roots are in agriculture, and though we are now a multi-purpose project, we have not forgotten those roots. Garrison Diversion continues to invest in agricultural initiatives throughout North Dakota. Through valuable partnerships we are able to develop, expand and enhance irrigation efforts.

North Dakota’s natural resources are valuable and we work to maintain, enhance and protect them.  From wildlife habitat mitigation to the North Country Trail, Garrison Diversion plays a part in keeping North Dakota a beautiful and environmentally friendly place to live.

Recreation opportunities enhance quality of life. Garrison Diversion has been careful to set aside public land accessible to North Dakotans. We dedicate time and resources for developing areas for recreational use.

Garrison Diversion represents the state in the state and local Red River Valley Water Supply Project, a project designed to bring a much needed supplemental water supply to central and eastern North Dakota.

Operations and maintenance (O&M) is a fundamental part of Garrison Diversion. Garrison Diversion performs O&M on the Garrison Diversion Unit facilities. We employ a skilled workforce and maintain a large fleet of equipment to aid in the completion of O&M projects.

News Updates

Garrison Diversion Supports Municipal, Rural and Industrial Water Supply Initiatives Across ND

April 20, 2018

ND Water Article

The statewide Municipal, Rural and Industrial (MR&I water supply program enables North Dakota communities and rural water systems to bring a clean and reliable water supply to residents, farms, schools, and businesses. Access to a sustainable supply of quality water can make or break small towns and family farms. As the fiscal agent for the Federal MR&I program, the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion), along with the State Water Commission, helps expand MR&I water supplies in North Dakota. Together, they are responsible for administering the Federal MR&I program. The program has $400 million authorized in federal funding, which helps water systems deliver quality water to homes, businesses, and farms across North Dakota.



April 2, 2018

Garrison Diversion Conservancy District in McClusky, ND, is hiring for a full-time Operation and Maintenance Specialist worker. The position will perform semi-skilled and skilled maintenance duties, operate machinery and requires a Class A North Dakota driver’s license. Competitive pay and full benefit package.


Women in Water - ND Water

March 26, 2018

March ND Water
International Women’s Day is observed worldwide on March 8. To mark the holiday championing women’s rights and celebrating women’s achievements, North Dakota Water is sharing the success stories of some of the hardworking women of North Dakota’s water industry.


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