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NWRA Western Water Seminar

  • 2 Aug 2023
  • 4 Aug 2023
  • Medora, North Dakota


(depends on selected options)

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Join us for our Western Water Seminar, in picturesque Medora, North Dakota located just outside the gates of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the Badlands of western North Dakota that are home to buffalo, prairie dogs and unique geological features.

For those who can travel out a day early, the North Dakota Water Users Association is sponsoring a "North Dakota Water Tour" on Tuesday, August 1. The tour will depart from the Rough Rider Hotel and is expected to include stops at the southwest Pipeline Project, Lake Sakakawea, a biodiesel refinery, and ethanol plant/carbon sequestration facility.

Committee, caucus and board meetings will take place throughout Wednesday, August 2nd with a welcome reception that evening. And Thursday, August 3rd will feature our main programming that runs through mid afternoon, followed by an evening reception, dinner, and entertainment.

NWRA's members have a proud history of working together to influence national policies affecting Western water conservation, management, and development. We are looking forward to your participation in the Western Water Seminar as we continue this proud legacy!

See the full draft agenda here!


We have reserved room blocks at three associated venues that are within a mile of one another as well as our central meeting locations.

To make your reservations online click one of the following:

Rough Riders Hotel:  $249/night

(Rough Rider is sold out the evening of Monday July 31) 

Badlands Motel:  $186/night

Elkhorn Quarters:  $98/night 

(Elkhorn is not within walking distance of Rough Rider and Badlands)

If you prefer to make your reservations by phone please call:

1-800-633-6721, ext: 8500

When making your reservations, indicate your are booking with the "NWRA Block" and specify the Month and Date of Arrival.

Special Travel Notes

For those planning to fly to Medora, keep in mind that the closest large airport is in Bismarck, North Dakota which is two hours east of Medora. However, because Medora is in the Mountain time zone and Bismarck is in the Central time zone, when traveling back to Bismarck you will need to depart three hours ahead of your planned arrival time at the airport.

Other larger airports in the region are Minot, North Dakota which is three and a half hours to the northeast of Medora and is in the Central time zone, and Rapid City, South Dakota which is about four hours south of Medora in the Mountain time zone. 

Because these are not large hub airports the number of flights in and out of the three cities are somewhat limited so please begin planning now to ensure you are able to access the best flight for your circumstance.


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