WATER

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.

Beaverhead/Clark Canyon Update

A joint presentation about water clarity in the Beaverhead River was held recently in Dillon. The past three summers have seen turbidity problems in the upper reaches of the Beaverhead. DEQ deployed a monitoring program and the Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks performed routine monitoring of fish populations and conditions in the reservoir and streams. DEQ and FW&P presentations from the meeting.     

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Watershed and Wetland Stewardship Awards

Congratulations to the two individuals and two organizations honored for "exemplary work and outstanding contributions to Montana's watersheds and wetlands." Jeff Tiberi and the Broadwater Conservation District received the Watershed Stewardship Award and Lawrence Urban and the Trust for Public Land received the Wetland Stewardship Award. The biennial event is sponsored by Montana's Watershed Coordination Council and the Wetland Council.

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