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ReExamination - SB57


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The December 14, 2012 state-wide order issued by the Montana Water Court entitled Order Addressing ReExamination set up what became SB57 and the new direction for the Adjudication Bueau. SB57 Provides for funding for the reexamination of 90,000 previously decreed basins in 44 basins. It sets new benchmarks for the Bueau to meet and must be completed by June 30, 2023. A committee made up of Water Court and DNRC staff met in September of 2012 to address the reexamination issue. It was also decided not to limit the reexam to only claims examined using the verification process, but to include all claims in decrees issued prior to March 28, 1997 that are not a final decree. It was also decided a complete reexamintion of the claims was not necessary, but only those elements causing potential problems for water distribution needed to be reviewed. Review of water right elements that may cause water distribution problems is the focus along with applying  standards to make claims consistant across the state.

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** Currently being reexamined

Basin #Claims
in
Decree
Summary
Issued
Date
Basin Name
39E 2,414 BOX ELDER CREEK
39F 2,935 LITTLE MISSOURI RIVER, ABOVE LITTLE BEAVER CREEK
39FJ 977 LITTLE BEAVER CREEK

39G

704 BEAVER CREEK, TRIBUTARY OF LITTLE MISSOURI RIVER
40A** 5,497 MUSSELSHELL RIVER, ABOVE ROUNDUP
40C** 3,672 MUSSELSHELL RIVER, BELOW ROUNDUP
40D 2,917 DRY CREEK
40E 2,972 MISSOURI RIVER, BETWEEN MUSSELSHELL RIVER AND FORT PECK DAM
40G 903 SAGE CREEK
40K 3,779 WHITEWATER CREEK
40L 408 FRENCHMAN CREEK
40N 1,421 ROCK CREEK, TRIBUTARY OF MILK RIVER
40O 3,102 MILK RIVER, BELOW WHITEWATER INCLUDING PORCUPINE CREEK
41C 1,959 RUBY RIVER
41E 1,151 BOULDER RIVER, TRIBUTARY OF JEFFERSON RIVER
41F 3,026 MADISON RIVER
41G** 2,297 JEFFERSON RIVER
41H 5,026 GALLATIN RIVER
41I 4,698 MISSOURI RIVER, ABOVE HOLTER DAM
41K 2,697 SUN RIVER
41N 1,457 WILLOW CREEK
41S 5,160 JUDITH RIVER
41U 854 DEARBORN RIVER
42K 1,441 YELLOWSTONE RIVER, BETWEEN TONGUE AND POWDER RIVERS
43A 3,267 SHIELDS RIVER
43B 4,428 YELLOWSTONE RIVER, ABOVE AND INCLUDING BRIDGER CREEK
43BJ 803 BOULDER RIVER, TRIBUTARY OF YELLOWSTONE RIVER
43BV 717 SWEET GRASS CREEK
43C 1,709 STILLWATER RIVER
43D** 2,485 5/19/2016 CLARKS FORK YELLOWSTONE RIVER
43QJ 1,120 YELLOWSTONE RIVER, FROM BRIDGER CREEK TO CLARKS FORK YELLOWSTONE
76B 96 YAAK RIVER
76C 243 FISHER RIVER
76D 1,413 KOOTENAI RIVER

76E

667 ROCK CREEK, TRIBUTARY OF CLARK FORK RIVER
76G 4,479 CLARK FORK, ABOVE BLACKFOOT RIVER
76GJ** 968 10/30/2015 FLINT CREEK
76HB 994 BITTERROOT RIVER, NORTH END
76HE 1,323 BITTERROOT RIVER, SOUTH END
76I 162 FLATHEAD RIVER, MIDDLE FORK
76J 109 FLATHEAD RIVER, SOUTH FORK
76K 562 SWAN RIVER
76M 2,403 CLARK FORK, BETWEEN BLACKFOOT AND FLATHEAD RIVERS
76N

1,201

CLARK FORK, BELOW FLATHEAD RIVER

 

 

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