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BLE Training Outreach

BLE Training

We’ve partnered with FEMA to provide the entire state of North Dakota with updated Base Level Engineering (BLE) data. Join us at an upcoming training in Fargo, Bismarck, or Dickinson to learn more about what it means for your community’s flood risk. Please RSVP for the training.

Fargo - March 2, 2020     Bismarck - March 3, 2020     Dickinson - March 5, 2020

2021 Water Development Plan

Project sponsors seeking to be included in the 2021 Water Development Plan can access the online submission form here. Please submit each project individually so they are inventoried correctly. To identify if your project is eligible for SWC cost-share assistance, the policy and eligibility requirements are available under the “Project Development” tab.

In addition to new project submittals, projects that were included in the 2019 or previous Water Development Plans must submit updated information if those projects were not funded, in order to be included in the 2021 Plan. In order to be included in this planning process, we ask that you submit your information before April 27, 2020.

Current Openings

State Engineer - The State Engineer for the North Dakota State Water Commission also serves as the executive officer and secretary for the State Water Commission. The State Engineer is responsible for several regulatory functions and responsibilities, including allocation of the state’s waters, dam safety, sovereign land management, and drainage. The mission of the State Water Commission is to improve the quality of life and strengthen the economy of North Dakota by managing the water resources of the state for the benefit of its citizens.

Seven Intern Co-Pilots for North Dakota Atmospheric Resource Board (UND students Only) - Duties of a regular crew member, both on the ground and in the air; Record keeping of all seeding events, times and materials expended; Maintenance of seeding equipment and materials; General aircraft maintenance; Conduct of seeding missions according to project guidelines; Visual surveillance of the weather; Representing the project to the public; and other duties as required to meet project objectives. Operations are conducted around the clock, seven days per week, as weather conditions dictate.

Meteorologist Intern (3 openings) - Assist radar meteorologists in the direction of cloud seeding operations from radar field offices located in Bowman and Stanley, ND, and prepare daily convective forecasts from the NDARB office in Bismarck. Operations are conducted around the clock, seven days per week, as weather conditions dictate.

Radar Meteorologist (3 openings) - Operate/interpret 5-cm digital Doppler weather radars equipped with IRIS and TITAN software and simultaneously direct multiple aircraft. Identification of suitable clouds; clear communication with aircraft via two-way radio; operation of Windows, Mac, and Linux/Unix-based software; pilot briefings; meteorological record keeping; direction and supervision of intern meteorologists; supervision of chemical inventory; and assisting with radar calibrations and maintenance. Other duties include monitoring local weather conditions, interaction with National Weather Service personnel and the public, and data entry.

North Dakota Risk Assessment MapService (NDRAM) – North Dakota Base Level Engineering (BLE) Data

NDRAM

North Dakota Risk Assessment MapService (NDRAM) allows users to zoom in and visually display current flood risks, both approximate floodplains from BLE and effective regulatory floodplains from FEMA’s NFIP. This new tool also provides users water surface elevations, flood depths, and the ability to download engineering model data and print customized maps making it useful for planning, mitigation, and disaster recovery actions.

ND Risk Assessment MapService (NDRAM) – North Dakota Base Level Engineering (BLE) Data

NDRAM Fact Sheet/BLE Stats

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.

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

June 9, 2020 / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pioneer Room, Ground Floor, Judicial Wing, 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.
Brynhild Haugland Room, Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck

Reminder – Only complete applications received at least 45 days before a SWC meeting will be considered at that meeting. All other applications 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

March 12, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
SWC Basement Conference Room, 900 East Boulevard Ave., Bismarck

May 14, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
SWC Basement Conference Room, 900 East Boulevard Ave., Bismarck

July 16, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
SWC Basement Conference Room, 900 East Boulevard Ave., Bismarck

September 10, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
SWC Basement Conference Room, 900 East Boulevard Ave., Bismarck

November 12, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
SWC Basement Conference Room, 900 East Boulevard Ave., Bismarck

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