History in the Making

Posted: Nov 30 2021
ND Water - November 2021

Construction progress continues on the Red River Valley Water Supply Project (RRVWSP), a drought mitigation project that will deliver emergency and supplemental water from the Missouri River in central North Dakota to the Red River Valley in the east.

Three major features of the RRVWSP are under construction and include the Missouri River intake wet well four miles south of
Washburn; the transmission pipeline one mile south of Carrington; and the Sheyenne River discharge, six miles south of Cooperstown. ICS Inc. began construction on the Missouri River intake wet well in December 2020. The construction contract for the discharge structure was awarded to Industrial Builders Inc. Construction began in early May and is substantially completed.

The initial pipeline construction involves 1.2 miles of 72-inch pipe about one mile south of Carrington on the east side of U.S. Highway 52/281 and the Red River Valley and Western Railroad. The contract was awarded to Garney Construction.
Garrison Diversion staff and board members have been fortunate to visit each job site to
observe the construction of this historic project.

“It’s important for our staff and directors to get out and see the project under construction. A large part of their work efforts have gone towards making this project a reality, and they deserve to be witness to each step of this historical project,” says Garrison Diversion General Manager Duane DeKrey.

Read the full article here: ND Water Magazine - November 2021