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Articles with the Tag: water

Tribes announce change in emergency watercraft restrictions

News from CSKT Natural Resources The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council took action on Tuesday, Aug. 8 to allow watercraft with electric trolling motors on some Flathead Reservation water bodies. “Tribal scientists and managers are working with Flathead Basin Commission, State of M...

FJBC votes on irrigation fees, districts discuss legal issues FJBC votes on irrigation fees, districts discuss legal issues

ST. IGNATIUS – The Flathead Joint Board of Control approved an increase to the operation and maintenance fees irrigators will pay for water in the 2018 season during the July 11 meeting. Flathead Indian Irrigation Project Manager Pete Plant presented a proposed $7.50 increase for fees earlier this y...

Legislation offers chance to file claims

News from Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation HELENA, Mont. – As part of its work to implement House Bill 110 (HB110), which was passed by the 65th Legislature, the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is notifying all property owners in the state of...

2017 best water year, water supplies above normal

News from Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation HELENA —Montana’s 2017 water year will be the best in several years, with minimal drought concerns for the growing season, and water supplies in excess of normal in the Flathead and Bighorn River basins, according to the Gove...

FJBC credit cards canceled as financial investigation continues FJBC credit cards canceled as financial investigation continues

ST. IGNATIUS – A financial investigation, a new hydrologist and an increase in operation fees were discussed during the May 9 Flathead Joint Board of Control meeting. Chairman Ray Swenson said Lake County Attorney Steve Eschenbacher is continuing to work on the FJBC’s internal investigation in...

Land use ethics, value of water taught in outdoor classroom Land use ethics, value of water taught in outdoor classroom

Hundreds of children in fourth and fifth grades from across the Flathead Indian Reservation stepped off their school buses to see the glistening Flathead River on May 9-10 at the Woodcock campsite. The students were invited to an open spot along the river by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to ...

Above average spring/summer streamflow forecast

News from U.S. Department of Agriculture, Montana Natural Resources Conservation Service BOZEMAN, Mont., May 4, 2017 - After low flows in some of Montana’s rivers last summer caused issues for irrigators, anglers and recreationists, the spring and summer runoff this year looks to yield above average ...

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Tribes declare invasive species emergency

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes PABLO — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes declared a formal emergency Dec. 20 to counter the potential spread of invasive mussel larvae into the Flathead Indian Reservation. The invasive zebra and quagga mussels have spread to 29 stat...

Ronan City Council considers water bills, police grant

RONAN – Late fees might be tacked on to water bills in the future if people hooked up to the town’s water don’t get their payments in on time. On Monday, Nov. 21, the Ronan City Council discussed the possibility of adding a late fee to water bills, but the public’s opinion will be ...


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