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State Water Plan

Montana’s economy and quality of life rely on water for everything from agriculture, livestock, industry, fisheries, and recreation, to municipal and domestic uses. It is with this recognition of our dependence on water that the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is proud to release the 2015 State Water Plan.

The 2015 State Water Plan is a synthesis of the vision and efforts of regional Basin Advisory Councils (BACs) established in Montana’s four main river basins: the Clark Fork/Kootenai, Upper Missouri, Lower Missouri, and the Yellowstone.  DNRC has pulled together the work of the 80 members of the four BACs into a plan that addresses water management issues on a statewide basis.

2015 Montana State Water Plan

Executive Summary and Recommendations (only)

2015 Montana State Water Plan

State Water Planning Statute MCA 85-1-203

MWSI Major Water Planning Basins Map

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Contact Information

Missouri Basin information

Michael Downey - (406) 444-9748

Yellowstone River Basin information

- (406) 444-4247

Clarkfork / Kootenai Basin Information

- (406) 444-6627

Additional Information

Planning Documents from 1976–2005