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St. Mary Rehabilitation Project


On November 18, 2003, Lt. Governor Karl Ohs convened a meeting in Havre, Montana, to raise awareness of the urgent need to rehabilitate the aging St. Mary Facilities of the Milk River Project.  The meeting set in motion a process through which representatives from the State of Montana, Federal government, Tribal governments, and Milk River basin water users could work together to seek congressional authorization and funding to rehabilitate and modernize the system. The St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group was formed to provide input to the Governor’s office on an appropriate strategy for rehabilitating the diversion system.

About the St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group

The St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group is made up of 16 volunteer members representing irrigation, Blackfeet Tribe, and Ft. Belknap Indian Community, municipalities, recreation/fisheries, economic development, and county government.The Working Group’s operational guidelines are spelled out in the group’s Process Agreement.

St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group
Lt. Governor Mike Cooney and Marko Manoukian - Co-Chairs

Name

Affiliation

Representing

Gary Anderson

Citizen

Chinook City Council

Jennifer Patrick

Irrigation

Milk River Joint Board of Control

Bob Nelson

Montana Walleyes Unlimited

Recreation

Michael DesRosier

Glacier County Commissioner

Glacier County

Wade Engstrom

Business

Two Rivers Economic Growth

Wade Jones

Irrigation

Malta Irrigation District

Marko Manoukian

Phillips County Extension Service

Phillips County Economic Growth Council

Gerald Lunak

Wildland Fire Management-
Weed Implementation Leader

Blackfeet Tribe

Wes Pankratz

Irrigator

Glasgow District/Milk River Joint Board of Control

Dave Peterson

Public Works Director

Municipal Water Supply Havre, Chinook, Harlem

Dolores Plumage

Blaine County Commissioner

Blaine County

Kristal Fox

 

Ft. Belknap Indian Community

Paul Tuss

Director, Bear Paw Development Corp

Economic Development

Robert Kompel

Director of Public Works

City of Glasgow

Nancy Heins

Valley County Conservation District

Milk River Watershed Alliance

Contact

Contact Your Representative in Washington

St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group

Montana's efforts on the St. Mary Rehabilitation Project


Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation
Water Resources Regional Office
222 Six Street South
P.O. Box 231
Glasgow, MT 59230-2424
Ph: 406-228-2561
Fax: 406-228-8706