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Water Distribution Projects

To date the DNRC has prepared 56 water distribution projects at the request of the Montana Water Court. The number of projects administered by the District Courts varies from year to year, therefore all 56 projects are not under enforcement every year. The DNRC and the Water Court maintain and update all enforcement projects every year. Within the distribution areas, approximately 14,449 points of diversion have been assigned enforcement numbers. All types of active surface water rights are included in these projects which total 8,931. These include water rights from both the New Appropriations Program (post 1973 rights) and the Adjudication Program (pre-1973 rights).

Overview of the Administration of Water Court Decrees 
Diversion Naming and Numbering Guidelines

View Larger Water Distribution Map

View Larger Map of Active Projects


E# Source County Basin  Status
E001 Musselshell River Meagher, Golden Valley,
Wheatland, Musselshell
E002 West Gallatin River Gallatin 41H  Active
E003 Hyalite Creek Gallatin 41H  Active
E004 Mill Creek Park 43B  Inactive
E005 Big Timber Creek Sweet Grass 43B  Active
E006 Sweet Grass Creek Sweet Grass 43BV  Active
E007 Shields River Park 43A  Active
E008 Cottonwood Creek Park 43A  Active
E009 Rock Creek Park 43A  Active
E010 Careless Creek Wheatland, Golden Valley 40A  Inactive
E011 Swimming Woman Creek Golden Valley 40A  Inactive
E012 Silver Creek Lewis and Clark 41I  Inactive
E013 Carlton Creek Missoula 76H  Active
E014 Wisconsin Creek Madison 41C  Active
E015 South Meadow Creek Madison 41F  Active
E016 Rock Creek/Tributaries Carbon 43D  Active
E017 Red Lodge Creek/Tributaries Carbon 43D  Inactive
E018 Clear Creek Carbon 43D  Inactive
E019 One Horse Creek Ravalli 76H  Active
E020 Willow Creek/Tributaries Madison 41G  Active
E021 Pipestone Creek/Tributaries Jefferson 41G  Active
E022 Baker Creek Gallatin 41H  Active
E023 Whitetail Deer Creek Jefferson 41G  Active
E024 Indian Creek Madison 41F  Inactive
E025 Bear Creek Madison 41F  Active
E026 Sheafman Creek Ravalli 76H  Inactive
E027 Dempsey Creek Powell 76G  Active
E028 Racetrack Creek Powell 76G  Active
E029 Cottonwood Creek Powell 76G  Active
E030 Lower Willow Creek/Tributaries Granite 76GJ Active
E031 Sourdough Creek Gallatin 41H  Active
E032 South Boulder River Madison 41G  Active
E033 Dry Creek Carbon 43D  Inactive
E034 Sweeney Creek Ravalli 76H  Active
E035 Middle Cottonwood Creek Gallatin 41H  Active
E036 Bluewater Creek Carbon 43D  Inactive
E037 Fred Burr Creek Ravalli 76H  Active
E038 Emigrant Creek Park 43B Inactive
E039 Modestry Creek Deer Lodge 76G  Inactive
E040 Valition Ditch Powell 76G  Inactive
E041 Chaffin Creek Carbon 43D  Inactive
E042 North Meadow Creek Madison 41F  Inactive
E043 Flint Creek Granite, Deer Lodge 76GJ
E044 Cottonwood Creek/Tributaries Powell 76F  Active
E045 South Cottonwood Creek Gallatin 41H Active
E046 Mill Creek/Tributaries Ravalli 76H Active
E047 Deep Creek/Tributaries Broadwater 41I Active
E049 Indian Creek/Tributaries Lincoln 76D Active
E050 Cole Creek and Barry Creek Carbon 43D Inactive
E051 De Rozier Creek/Tributaries Lincoln 76D Inactive
E052 Fish Creek/Tributaries Jefferson, Silver Bow 41G Active
E053 Beaver Creek and Stambaugh Creek 41I Inactive
E054 Douglas Creek/Tributaries Powell 76F Active
E055 Spring Creek/Tributaries Teton 41O Inactive
E056 Teton River/Tributaries Teton, Chouteau 41O Active
E057 Little Prickly Pear Creek/Tributaries Lewis and Clark 41QJ Active
E058 Tenmile Creek Lewis and Clark 41I Active
E059 Washington Creek Powell 76F Active
E060 Powder River and Little Powder River 42I Inactive
E061 Flatwillow Creek Petroleum, Fergus 40B Active
E062 Sun River, South Fork Lewis and Clark 41K Active
E063 Big Bear Creek Gallatin 41H Active
E064 Big Elk Creek Wheatland 40A Active
E065 Crow Creek and Tributaries 41I Inactive
E066 Nicholia Creek/Tributaries Beaverhead County 41A Active
E067 Dupuyer Creek and Tributaries 41M Active
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