The Basics of Water Resources in Montana

To northwest Montana, water is perhaps the most vital and valuable natural resource. An understanding of our water resources boils down to two basic factors: QUANTITY – How much water is there? QUALITY – What is in the water? These seemingly simple concepts turn out to be very complex when it comes to management of […]

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NW MT report from DWSAC meeting

The Drought Water Supply Advisory Committee (DWSAC)┬áserves as a clearinghouse for information on water supply conditions and drought mitigation actions. It is chaired by the Lieutenant Governor, and consists of representatives from the departments of Natural Resources and Conservation; Agriculture; Commerce; Fish, Wildlife, and Parks; Military Affairs; Environmental Quality; and Livestock. The DWSAC met on […]

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Workshop on Stream Gaging in the Flathead Basin

January 31 – February 1, 2018 In early 2018, the Flathead River Commission and SWCDM hosted a two-day workshop in Kalispell on stream gaging in the Flathead River Basin. The event was attended by 32 participants representing 18 different agencies and organizations. The workshop was moderated by Samantha Tappenbeck, resource specialist with SWCDM working in […]

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