Pipeline Route

After completing multiple additional studies and examining countless alternatives, the route from Washburn to Lake Ashtabula emerged as the most viable route. The Red River Valley Water Supply Project (RRVWSP) will use a buried pipeline to carry water from the Missouri River near the Washburn, ND area along Highway 200 to the Baldhill Creek or Sheyenne River, indicated in the map below, which will provide a supplemental water supply to users in central and eastern North Dakota. Water will be treated before crossing the continental divide.

Map: System Overview
  • Missouri River Potential Service Area includes users west of the continental divide.
  • Hudson Bay Potential Service Area includes users east of the continental divide.
  • Rural Water System Boundaries are the geographic boundaries each rural water system reaches.