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More rain needed to improve water supply More rain needed to improve water supply

News from NRCS BOZEMAN — Summer is just around the corner, and recent weather helped improve the water supply outlook as the 2024 snow accumulation season wraps up in Montana. However, the outlook remains below normal in most locations. “Last month brought a mix of snow, rain, and sunshin...

Irrigators face predicted dry season ahead Irrigators face predicted dry season ahead

CHARLO — Local farmers and ranchers met with the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project team on April 15 to discuss water levels. Skye Cooley, a hydrologist, shared information about snowpack in the area. “We currently have about 74 percent to 78 percent of our average snowpack,” Cooley said...

Snowy February weather tapers off Snowy February weather tapers off

News from USDA BOZEMAN — Given the lack of precipitation from November through most of January in Montana, above normal precipitation was needed over the last couple of months. “February did provide well above normal precipitation to nearly all of Montana and those weather patterns continued...

Water availability tied to climate change, not management

Editor, April 2nd brought us another letter from another lakeshore owner who feels the government agency that oversees how our lake’s dam has been mismanaged points out the obvious. Of course someone as self-centered as a governmental agency (federal to boot) is more concerned with adhering to re...

Water availability tied to climate change, not management

Editor, April 2nd brought us another letter from another lakeshore owner who feels the government agency that oversees how our lake’s dam has been mismanaged points out the obvious. Of course someone as self-centered as a governmental agency (federal to boot) is more concerned with adhering to re...

Polson commission approves watering schedule, colored street markers Polson commission approves watering schedule, colored street markers

POLSON — The Polson City Commission approved a summer watering schedule during their regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 4. The commission considered a summer watering schedule with specific days and times for homeowners. Homeowners with addresses ending with odd numbers are only allowed to wat...

St. Ignatius Council reveals plan to raise water, sewer rates St. Ignatius Council reveals plan to raise water, sewer rates

ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Town Council presented a plan to increase water and sewer rates during their monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 7. Town hall had plenty of citizens present to hear about the increased rates.  Council President Steve McCollum said: “We have a plan to increase ...

The Ktunaxa Nation calls for the U.S. and Canada to meet with the Nation immediately to address watershed pollution

News from Gwen Lankford, CSKT Executive Team PABLO — The United States and Canada have failed to meet their summer deadline to reach an agreement in partnership with the Ktunaxa on how to address pollution in the Elk and Kootenai/y Rivers, demonstrating the federal governments’ continued lac...

Interior Department launches Water Recycling Program

News from the Dept. of the Interior   WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior recently announced the launch of a new large-scale water recycling program and made $180 million in initial funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law available for projects aimed at crea...

NRCS sets Conservation Program funding application date

News from NRCS - MT  BOZEMAN —The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Montana is accepting applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program Conservation Stewardship Program, Regional Conservation Partnership Program, and Wetlands Reserve Easements. To be considered for...


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