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Clark Fork/Kootenai River Basins


The Clark Fork/Kootenai River Basin produces the largest volume of water of the four Montana Water Supply Initiative planning basins. This area lies west of the Continental Divide and includes the Bitterroot and Flathead River Basins, as well as Flathead Lake and much of Glacier National Park.  Available below are documents relating to the Clark Fork/Kootenai River Basin through the two year MWSI process as well as technical reports and other information that address water resource issues in the Clark Fork and Kootenai river basins.

For more information regarding watershed planning in the Clark Fork and Kootenai River Basins please contact Michael Downey - (406) 444-9748

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View the Report - Clark Fork and Kootenai River Basins Water Plan – 2014

Appendices - Clark Fork/Kootenai Water Plan
Appendix I–1 - Clark Fork/Kootenai Task Force Recommendations Development Report
Appendix II–1 - Status Report of 2004 Clark Fork Basin Plan Recommendations
Appendix III–1 - Socioeconomic Portrait of the Clark Fork/Kootenai River Basins
Appendix IV-1 - 4th Code HUC River Sub-Basins in the Clark Fork/Kootenai River Basins
Appendix V–1 - Methods for Estimating Water Use for the State Water Plan
Appendix V–2 - Instream Flow Rights in the Clark Fork/Kootenai River Basins
Appendix VII–1 - Potential Future Water Demands Modeling Methods

Clark Fork / Kootenai Basins Reports and Technical Information

Surface Water Reports

Ground Water Reports