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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.

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.

Commissioner-Hosted Basin Meeting PowerPoints

This biennium, due to COVID-19 related concerns, the Commissioner-hosted meetings were held the last two weeks in July and were provided virtually to discuss ongoing Water Commission efforts, and water management and development issues in the state’s eight major drainage basins.

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.

Commissioner-Hosted Basin Meeting Presentations

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.

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.

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.