The statutory powers of the Water Resource District Board are set forth in North Dakota Century Code Chapter 61-16.1 and generally include 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.
The Water Resource Board handles certain drainage issues and complaints; reviews and approves storm water management plans (SWMP) for Williams County and oversees regulatory water usage. This list of engineers that have submitted SWMPs is provided for your information and convenience.
The Board also 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, Kettle Lake, and Ryder Point Recreation Area.
Additionally, the Board issues seasonal campsites at Little Beaver Bay Recreation Area. For more information, please visit the Seasonal Campsites page.
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
Length of Terms: 3 years
|Bill Sheldon||3 Years||12/31/2024|
|Ken Kjos||3 Years||12/31/2022|
|Drew Poeckes||3 Years||12/31/2022|
|Robert Gannaway||3 Years||12/31/2023|
|Tanner Overland||3 Years||12/31/2023|
Stormwater Management Plan Review Fees
A payment of $2,250 is due up front and if the SWMP requires more than 2 review cycles, the remainder is due prior to distribution of the approved SWMPs to the various County Departments.
|Third and Subsequent Reviews||Cost of Water Board’s Engineer review time|
*Payment for the First and Second Review Fees are due upon initial submittal.
Point of Contact
Beth M. Innis, Williams County Water Resource District Board Secretary
P.O. Box 2047
Williston, ND 58802-2047