Access to clean water is essential to human health and to Montana’s economy. We support and implement measures to conserve this valuable resource and ensure clean lakes, streams, and rivers remain part of Montana’s natural heritage.

Draft Integrated Report Open for Public Comment

DEQ has released its draft report for water quality conditions in Montana for 2015-2017. The Water Quality Integrated Report offers status and trends as well as a listing of waterbodies that don't support full beneficial uses and require a plan for improvement. The full report and can comments can be registered at the Clean Water Act Information Center web application.          

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Soda Butte Creek to be Withdrawn from Impaired Listing

DEQ is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw Soda Butte Creek from Montana's listing of impaired waterways.  The creek flows into  Yellowstone Park near Cooke City, a historic mining district. Since remediation, the creek's heavy metals loads now meet state and federal standards, which prompted the request for removal.

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