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Water Commission Building

The Water Commission and Office of the State Engineer building is open to the public by appointment only.
Call (701) 328-2750 with questions.

Request for Proposal for Southwest Pipeline Project Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Contract

North Dakota State Water Commission is seeking proposals from qualified firms that are providers of SCADA equipment and integration services. The selected firm will become the SCADA Contractor for SWPP. The complete Request for Proposal can be accessed from the link below.

There is a mandatory pre-proposal virtual meeting on July 13, 2020 at 1:30 – 2:30 PM CDT. Qualified firms are encouraged to review the Request for Proposal and contact the SWPP Project Manager, Sindhuja S.Pillai-Grinolds by e-mail to participate in the pre-proposal meeting. The proposal submission deadline is 1:00 PM CDT on July 28, 2020.

Southwest Pipeline Project Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Equipment Supply and Integration, SWPP Contract 6A

Draft Project Inventory Available for Review

The draft Water Commission project inventory for the upcoming 2021-2023 Water Development Plan is now available for public review. Local project sponsors and consultants are encouraged to download and review the inventory to verify that the numbers presented are accurate. If updated information or changes need to be included in the project inventory – please submit that information by e-mail by August 11, 2020. If you have questions or comments, please email the same, or call (701) 328-4989.

The Current - July

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.

The Current - July Issue

We hope you find the content useful and helpful.

Commissioner-Hosted Basin Meetings to Be Held Virtually

This biennium, due to COVID-19 related concerns, the Commissioner-hosted meetings will be provided virtually to discuss ongoing Water Commission efforts, and water management and development issues in the state’s eight major drainage basins. The meetings will be held over the course of the last two weeks in July (Schedule Link Below).

If you have any questions about the 2020 Commissioner-hosted meetings, please contact our Planning and Education Division at (701) 328-2782, or send an e-mail.

Meeting Agenda

Letter of Invitation

2020 Commissioner-Hosted Basin Meeting Schedule

Interactive Meeting Map (Must Open in Acrobat Reader)

Probable Maximum Precipitation Study Update

The probable maximum precipitation (PMP) study, being conducted by Applied Weather Associates (AWA), reached its halfway mark in May of 2020. The project will provide updated, state-of-the-science PMP data and analysis techniques to hydrology in the state of North Dakota. The project is following the protocols established by NOAA for HMR 48, 51, and 52 published in 1973, 1978, and 1982, respectively. However, not only will data used to determine the PMP be updated with data through 2020, an additional 40 years, but it will also expand the “Cool Season PMP” (rain on snow events) throughout the entire state as opposed to just the Red River and Souris (Mouse) River basins. The events looked at in the project vary in size and duration from 1 square mile to 10,000 square miles and 1 hour to 120 hours. Click here to view the full update and to view the PMP webpage.

Water Commission Meetings

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July 16, 2020 / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Agenda and Meeting Material
Via Telephone, 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

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.