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Irrigation Tour of Northeastern North Dakota

July 18, 2012 - Irrigation Tour of Northeastern North Dakota

The tour begins and ends in Grand Forks. In northeastern North Dakota, it is more common to hear of flooding issues rather than irrigation. However, the bench land areas and sandy soil left behind by water flowing into glacial Lake Agassiz typically dry up during July and August leading to poor crop production. In the absence of large aquifers to supply irrigation water, creative growers in the region have implemented innovative ways to capture water that is "in the wrong place at the wrong time" and store it for later use. The first stop will be a lunch and tour of the unique water capture and irrigation systems at the Forest River Hutterite Community. The afternoon stops will include several examples of cutting edge water capture and irrigation in Walsh and Pembina counties.

Registration is $15 per person and includes tour transportation, meals, refreshments, informational materials and a one-year subscription to North Dakota Water magazine.
To register, go to or send a check to NDWEF, PO Box 2254, Bismarck, ND 58502. Please indicate which tour or tours you want to attend and include the number of people. For more information give us a call or send an email.

North Dakota Water Education Foundation
Phone (701) 223-8332
Fax (701) 223-4645

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