Dakotas Area Office

304 East Broadway Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: (701) 250-4242
Fax: (701) 250-4326

Area Manager: Joe Hall

Belle Fourche Reservoir
Belle Fourche Reservoir

Oakes Test Area Title Transfer

The Bureau of Reclamation, in cooperation with the Dickey-Sargent Irrigation District (DSID), is asking for public comment on the Garrison Diversion Unit Project Oakes Test Area Title Transfer. Please provide comments or submit questions regarding the title transfer by April 9, 2020. The public is invited to view documents related to the title transfer below. Comments or questions may be submitted via email to pmosbrucker@usbr.gov or by leaving a voicemail message at 701-221-1204. Utilizing these tools for public involvement is being done in an effort to comply with the North Dakota Governor’s declared State of Emergency and the requirement for social distancing. Additionally, using email and voicemail allows Reclamation and the DSID to continue including the public in this action and to meet previously established deadlines within the National Environmental Policy Act.

Dakotas Area Office Overview

The Dakotas Area Office is responsible for administering Reclamation programs in North Dakota and South Dakota. The Area Office is located in Bismarck, North Dakota, with two field offices in South Dakota. The Area Office manages nine dam and reservoirs, three of which are in North Dakota. Activities include operation and maintenance of Reclamation facilities; contract renewals; water conservation; and oversight of the construction, and operation and maintenance of rural water systems – including those for tribes in the two states.

Reclamation projects in both states provide a water supply to a total irrigated acreage of 97,000 acres producing an average of $16 million worth of crops annually. Municipal, rural and industrial water supply projects will serve over 700,000 people when completed. Over a million visitors participate in recreation activities in Reclamation reservoirs in the states.

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

Red River Valley Final Report on Water Needs and Options (all files require Adobe Acrobat, and open in a separate window).

Download a complete zipped copy of the CD (130 MB).



Projects & Places

Last Updated: 11/16/23