WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator and Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) published their notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Eastern North Dakota Alternate Water Supply (ENDAWS) Project. This kicks off a year-long scoping and public comment process, concluding with a final record of decision.

“This project is vital for North Dakota,” said Senator Cramer. “I encourage our stakeholders and interested citizens to get involved and offer their input as I work with the Department of Interior and Bureau of Reclamation to ensure this long overdue promise is completed on time.”

This project allows additional water to be released from Garrison Diversion facilities to give the Red River Valley and Central North Dakota Water Supply projects an alternate water source. Stakeholders and all interested parties can offer their input through the Federal Register here.