Departments
Water Resource Board

Board Details

Williams County Water Resource District Board  

Qualifications: A resident landowner in the water resource district, except a County Commissioner 
Compensation: $75 to $135 per day while performing duties as board member + expenses at state rate 
Created by: N.D.C.C. § 61-16-07 & 61-16-08
Members: 5
Frequency of Meetings: Monthly, or as determined by the board 
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2047, Williston ND 58802-2047
Physical Address: 206 E Broadway, Williston 
Phone: (701) 577-4500
Fax: (701) 577-4510
Website: www.williamsnd.com/Department/Water-Resource-Board 
Email: bethi@co.williams.nd.us 
Contact: Beth Innis 

The water resource board handles certain drainage issues and complaints; reviews and approves storm water management plans for Williams County; oversees regulatory water usage; supervises, controls, and manages lease sites at Little Beaver Bay Recreation Area, Whitetail Bay (Lund's Landing), Thompson's Landing, Trenton Lake Recreation Area, Confluence Recreation Area, Pumphouse Fishing Area, Lewis & Clark Bridge Boat Ramp, Cut Bluff Historic Site, and Kettle Lake.  The statutory powers of the water resource board are set forth in North Dakota Century Code Chapter 61-16.1 and include generally the local management, conservation, protection, development, and control of water resources and for the prevention of flood damage in the watersheds of this State;  and carry out to the maximum extent possible the water management policy that upstream landowners and districts that have artificially altered the hydrologic scheme must share with downstream landowners the responsibility of providing for proper management and control of surface waters. 

Member Name

Length of Term Term Ends
Bill Sheldon


3 Years 12/31/2018
Ken Kjos

3 Years 12/31/2019
Drew Poeckes

3 Years 12/31/2019
Robert Gannaway

3 Years 12/31/2020
Roger Gunlikson

3 Years 12/31/2020


206 East Broadway
Williston, ND 58801

Mailing Address:
PO Box 2047
Williston, ND 58802-2047

701.577.4500

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