Getting Water Where it Needs to Go!
The Walsh County Water Tour in northeast North Dakota will include a tour of Grafton’s Park River Diversion, which was built between 2018-2020 to protect the city of Grafton from flooding. The diversion redirects high water around the city and back into Park River, 2½ miles northeast of the city. The tour will also visit the Matejcek Dam near Lankin, which is classified as a high hazard dam and undergoing an NRCS dam rehab study to see what can be done to bring it up to current standards. Other stops will include Drain 87/McLeod Drain; the Drain 31 improvement near Warsaw; and an irrigation project in the area. This tour begins and ends in Grafton.
The public is invited to attend the tour, which costs $30 per person, and includes transportation, informational materials, meals, refreshments and a one-year subscription to the North Dakota Water magazine.
Registration is required for this tour. For questions or to register, contact Julie Ellingson or call 701-223-8332.