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Girl Drinking Water from Hose

The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) as the lead federal agency and the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) as the lead State of North Dakota agency will jointly prepare an Environmental Impact Statement on the Red River Valley Water Supply Project.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment - including your personal identifying information - may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), Red River Water Supply Project:

Disk 1: Final Environmental Impact Statement:

  • Final Environmental Impact Statement
  • Executive Summary
  • Appendices, including comments and responses

Disk 2: Supporting Documents and Archived Documents:

  • FEIS- Supporting Reports
  • SDEIS- Executive Summary, Report and Appendices
  • Final Report on Red River Valley Water Needs & Options- Executive Summary, Report, Appendices and Support Documents

A CD version of these documents is available by contacting the Dakotas Area Office at (701) 250-4242, or by emailing ssnortland@gp.usbr.gov. If you would like a CD that is compatible with Assistive Technology for Accessibility purposes, please indicate so in your request.

The purpose of the project is to identify reliable sources of water of sufficient quantity and quality to supply homes, businesses, industries, wildlife, and recreation in the Red River Valley within North Dakota through at least the next five decades. This project is required, and authorized, by the Dakota Water Resources Act of 2000.

Photo of the Red River during drought, with the intake of the Grand Forks Dam visible above the water line.
Temporary Intake Pipe, Waterworks, into Red Lake River--August 28, 1910

Reclamation and Garrison Diversion have a strong desire to include the public in the preparation of reports and in the implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. NEPA procedures ensure environmental information is available to the public before decisions are made or actions implemented. This includes providing public notice of NEPA related hearings, public meetings, and the availability of environmental documents to inform those persons and agencies that may be interested or affected. 

The Red River, in North Dakota
Overview of the Red River in North Dakota