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DNRC Headquarters
1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2074 | Fax: (406) 444-2684
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Water Operations


The Water Operations Bureau administers the following programs:

Board of Water Well Contractors – BWWC

The BWWC is responsible for licensing water well drillers and contractors and enforcing water well construction standards.

Dam Safety

Ruby Dam

The Dam Safety Program regulates the construction, operation, and maintenance of Montana's dams to protect life and property from damages due to failure. The Dam Safety Program also provides training and outreach to dam owners and engineers, and assists with emergency preparedness activities.

Floodplain Management

Assists the 110 locally administered floodplain management programs throughout Montana in reducing the loss of life and structural property through wise floodplain development, and in reducing the loss of functional floodplains by reducing the amount of erosion of stream banks due to unwise floodplain development throughout Montana.

Contact Water Operations

Contacts
, PE
Bureau Chief
(406) 444-6816


BWWC Program Manager
(406)444-6643

Michele Lemieux, PE
Dam Safety Program Manager / Civil Engineer
(406) 444-6613

Traci Sears, CFM
NFIP/CAP Coordinator
(406) 444-6654