Water Resource Board

Regular Meeting & Other Information:

  • 8 a.m. (7 a.m. April - October)
  • The 1st Tuesday of each month (exception Thursday, January 5th, 2023 & Wednesday, July 5th, 2023) **Please note that the July 2023 meeting has been changed from Wednesday, July 5th, 2023, to Thursday, July 6th, 2023, at 7 AM.
  • Ramsey County Courthouse
    524 4th Avenue NE Unit 12
    Devils Lake, ND 58301
  • Phone:  701-662-7003
  • Email:  rcwrd@gondtc.com
  • Regular Office Hours:  Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Visit us on Facebook (Ramsey County Water Resource District)

Agendas & Minutes:

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. View Agendas and Minutes.


  • John Martinson, Vice Chair 
    Cell Phone: 701-739-8215
  • Paul Christenson
    Home Phone: 701-466-2692; 
    Shop Phone: 701-466-2812;
    Cell Phone: 701-351-2355
  • Brian Volk, Chairman
    Home Phone: 701-395-4312;
    Cell Phone: 701-230-2139

  • Jon Brown
    Home Phone: 701-298-3396;
    Cell Phone: 701-741-1086
  • Duaine Ash
    Home Phone: 701-662-3989;
     Cell Phone: 


Water Board Responsibilities & Duties:

Visit the Water Resource District's page for more information. The Water Board is part of the Water Resources Districts Association.

"A board should encourage all landowners to retain water on the land to the maximum extent possible for sound water management. A water resource board has the power to raise money (taxes, assessments, fees, or bonds) to finance water management projects and board operations.

As part of local water management, a water resource board has the responsibility to review and approve state permits for drains within its boundaries. Water resource boards are also given the opportunity to comment on applications for construction permits for dikes and dams. These boards have the responsibility to stop illegal drainage and illegal construction of dikes and dams."