Wayne Miller of Aberdeen is chairman of the Huron-based James River Water Development District.
said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
has contacted the James River district on behalf of six North Dakota counties interested in creating a similar district.
The topic likely will be discussed Thursday in Aberdeen during a James River Water Development District board meeting.
The meeting starts at 9 a.m. at the Best Western Ramkota, 1400 Eighth Ave N.W.
expects at least one corps official to attend the meeting.
said local water district officials will answer any questions that would help create a North Dakota district.
"Since North Dakota represents some 7,000 square miles of drainage within the James River, including the Jamestown and Pipestem reservoirs, it is encouraging that they may have an interest in a similar comprehensive approach to water management," Miller
said several other South Dakota counties have also expressed interest in being involved in the water management plan.