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Water Topics Overview Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(21 members)

1095 § 4 Shall assign to the Water Topics Overview Committee the responsibility of studying the use of quick take in eminent domain by water resource districts.  The study must include input from stakeholders, including the State Water Commission, water resource districts, and landowners.

2020 § 22 Shall study options available for providing a sustainable water supply to central and eastern North Dakota

3020 Study the impact on owners of land that has been inundated by rising waters in Devils Lake and Stump Lake

Legislative overview of water-related topics and related matters and any necessary discussions with adjacent states on water-related topics (NDCC § 54-35-02.7)

Legislative overview of the Garrison Diversion Project (NDCC § 54-35-02.7)

Report on the committee's project prioritization process, provide updates on allocated program expenditures, and report on the fund balances of projects, grants, and contracts (NDCC § 54-35-02.7)

Receive reports from the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District to review its progress in planning and designing the Red River Valley Water Supply Project (2015 Senate Bill No. 2020, § 14)

Receive notification from the State Water Commission of funding transfers authorized in Section 18 of 2015 Senate Bill No. 2020 and approved by the Budget Section (2015 Senate Bill No. 2020, § 18)

Receive report from the State Water Commission every six months during the 2015-16 interim regarding any changes made to the State Water Commission priority projects list presented to the 64th Legislative Assembly for the biennium beginning July 1, 2015, and ending June 30, 2017 (2015 Senate Bill No. 2020, § 26)

Receive report from the F-M Area Diversion Authority Board biannually regarding an update on congressional authorization of the diversion project and the status of the self-insured crop insurance pool; mitigation efforts, alternatives, and costs; easements; and the project budget.  The MNDak Upstream Coalition shall report biannually regarding an update on the impacts of the Fargo flood control project and mitigation efforts, alternatives, and costs.  (2015 Senate Bill No. 2020, § 27)

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