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Meet Jeff LeDoux, Garrison Diversion Board Member

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Meet Jeff LeDoux, Garrison Diversion Board Member One of the newest members of the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) Board of Directors recently completed his first year of service. Jeff LeDoux represents Cass County on the Garrison Diversion Board. Garrison Diversion’s mission is to provide a reliable, high quality and affordable water supply to […]

2024 Construction Season Welcomes 100+ Construction Workers to Foster County

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2024 Construction Season Welcomes 100+ Construction Workers to Foster County The 2024 construction season will be the busiest yet along the route of the Red River Valley Water Supply Project (RRVWSP) pipeline. Three construction contracting companies will have crews living and working in and around the City of Carrington, as they install more than 20 […]

RRVWSP Construction Status and 2023-2025 Work Plan

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Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) awarded two construction contracts this fall for about 20 miles of pipeline for the Red River Valley Water Supply Project (RRVWSP) pipeline. Construction of the Transmission Pipe East 5C and 5D contracts are scheduled to begin in the spring of 2024. Oscar Renda Contracting received the $76,663,355 5C contract […]

Garrison Diversion and LAWA Reconfirm Partnership

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As progress on the Red River Valley Water Supply Project (RRVWSP) ramps up, the co-sponsors of the state and local project reconfirmed their partnership. Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) Board members and staff came together with Lake Agassiz Water Authority (LAWA) Board members in October for a daylong meeting. The purpose of the discussion […]

Introducing Mark Johnson, LAWA Board Member

Mark Johnson is nearing the 30th anniversary of serving on the Cass Rural Water Users District Board of Directors. He joined the Board in 1995 and later became the Cass Rural Water representative on the Lake Agassiz Water Authority (LAWA). Over the years, Mark has witnessed the Red River Valley Water Supply Project (RRVWSP) move […]

Meet Ken Vein, Garrison Diversion & LAWA Board Member

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Ken Vein has worked on many historic projects over the course of his careers in engineering and public service. During his time as the Grand Forks City Engineer and Public Works Director, he fought the historic flood of 1997 and helped plan the recovery from the natural disaster. On the opposite end of the spectrum, […]

Red River Valley Water Supply Project User Meetings Soon Underway

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Red River Valley Water Supply Project (RRVWSP) representatives will soon be out meeting with potential recipients of the supplemental and emergency water supply. More than 30 rural water systems and cities originally signed on for the development phase of the project. The project is now in the construction phase and the Cities of Grand Forks […]

Federal Appeals Court Rules in Favor of ND Water Project

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n July, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Missouri Federal District Court’s ruling to allow water from the Missouri River to be conveyed to central North Dakota. The ruling relates to the 2021 dismissal of the State of Missouri’s challenge of the Bureau of Reclamation’s environmental review of the Central North Dakota Water […]

RRVWSP Construction Progress

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There are currently three construction crew shifts working night and day to lay 72” pipe in the ground in Foster County, near Carrington. They are focused on wrapping up a nine-mile stretch of pipeline that is scheduled to be substantially completed by the end of November. “As with any construction event, we’ve run into some […]

Legislative Funding Will Accelerate RRVWSP Progress

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Thanks to the 2023 North Dakota Legislature, the Red River Valley Water Supply Project (RRVWSP) has a commitment from the state to provide drought protection to nearly half of the state’s residents. “We thank the lawmakers who supported legislation that will make this drought resiliency project a reality within the next 10 years,” says Duane […]