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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) Engineer and Environmental Coordinator Kevin LeGrand (left) and McCurtain Co. Rural Water District’s Ken Clagg look over the waters of Mountain Fork, a tributary of the Little River, seen from a water crossing at US 259 and Wey County 28000, at Smithville, OK, on April 8, 2015. 
Today, residents, business owners, and governmental entities came to Smithville to celebrate the completion of a more than $25 million water project that for the first t

Engineering - North Dakota

North Dakota engineering staff provide a blend of structural and biological measure to solve resource concerns related to soil erosion, water quality, agricultural waste management and wetland restoration while meeting the land use objectives. 

Engineering Team Directory

Engineering staff are located throughout North Dakota with a support team in the state office in Bismarck.

North Dakota engineering staff provide a blend of structural and biological measure to solve resource concerns related to soil erosion, water quality, agricultural waste management and wetland restoration while meeting the land use objectives. Engineering staff provide planning, design and construction services to support agency programs and activities.

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Watershed Programs

ND PL-566 Watershed Projects

 

ND Watershed Operations Projects

ND Watershed Rehabilitation Projects

Emergency Watershed Protection Program


Conservation Practice Standards and Specifications

Practice standards establish the minimum level of acceptable quality for planning, designing, installing, operating, and maintaining conservation practices.  Conservation practice standards are located in Section IV of the North Dakota Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG).

FOTG National Home Page

North Dakota Material and Construction Specifications

 

Engineering Manuals and Handbooks / North Dakota Supplements

NRCS uses science-based technology to provide conservation planning and assistance to land owners and operators and others to benefit the soil, water, air, plants, and animal for productive lands and healthy ecosystems.  The NRCS manual presents engineering policy clearly and completely so that NRCS engineering activities can be effectively and efficiently implemented.  Handbooks provide technical guidance for the planning, design, and implementation of conservation practices.


Roles and Responsibilities for Engineering Technical Assistance 


Engineering Planning & Design Tools for Conservation Practices

Design tools have been developed to assist with engineering tasks specific to North Dakota. All technical resources are available to the general public, and while all have been examined for technical adequacy the responsibility for proper application remains with the user. Before using any of the technical resources, the designer should verify they are adaptable to the site and that the design limitations are not exceeded.

North Dakota Engineering Planning Guides

ND Engineering Forms

Engineering Design Tools

North Dakota Standard Drawings

Irrigation and Irrigation Management

Drainage and Drainage Management


Map, Elevation Data, & Drafting Resources

North Dakota State Water Commission has several informative maps and data (including LiDAR data) available to the public. 

NRCS has developed help sheets to assist in the collection of data and use of the data in the Civil 3D drafting program.

Maps and Data
LiDAR
Surveying
AutoDesk Civil 3D


Engineering Links

Includes both NRCS and Non-NRCS references and publications useful throughout the planning, design, and construction process.

  • Engineering Design Guidance and References
  • NRCS National Engineering Websites
  • NRCS National Technology Support Centers
  • State of North Dakota Websites
  • Federal Agencies
  • Engineering Societies

You may send comments regarding this website to:

Christi Fisher
State Conservation Engineer
(701) 530-2091
Christi.Fisher@usda.gov