There are currently three options for the Red River Valley Water Supply Project (RRVWSP) intake, the McClusky Canal, the Bank Filtration/Horizontal Collector Well on the Missouri River, and a Conventional Intake on the Missouri River.
The McClusky Canal is the least expensive option. The McClusky Canal requires a water supply contract with the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR). The Bank Filtration/Horizontal Collector Well intake option is the most expensive option, and it also requires a potential North Dakota Department of Health interface. However, no federal permits are required with this option. Each intake option has its own benefits, and all possibilities are being considered as the project moves forward.