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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New Guide for Developing Watershed Restoration Plans Now Available

An Introductory Guide to Watershed Restoration Planning in Montana is now available to local groups seeking to create Watershed Restoration Plans. The guide is authored by Ethan Kunard of the Madison Conservation District and is designed to help local groups get started on developing WRPs. The work complements other more detailed resources to develop and implement WRPs, and these works are referenced in the guide.

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