Joint Water Board
On July 28, 2005, the counties of Burleigh, Dunn, Emmons, Mercer, Morton, Mountrail, Oliver, and Sioux entered into a joint powers agreement, creating the Missouri River Joint Water Board. In 2013, Williams County joined the joint board and most recently, McKenzie County was added.
It is the intent of the individual member water boards to jointly exercise their powers to provide a cooperative and coordinated effort in addressing the management, conservation, protection, development, and control of water resources in the Missouri River basin.
The mission of the MRJWB is: To bring the Missouri River political entities into a partnership in order to develop and implement solutions to water resources problems and issues within the Missouri River corridor.