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CSKT-Montana Compact Implementation Technical Team

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About CITT

The Compact Implementation Technical Team (CITT) is the entity established by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT)-Montana Compact (Compact) to plan and advise the Project Operator on the implementation of the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project (FIIP) Operational Improvements, Rehabilitation and Betterment, and Adaptive Management. The CITT duties and responsibilities are defined in more detail in Appendix 3.5 to the Compact.

The initial focus of the CITT is to develop recommendation to CSKT, Montana, and the United States (Compact Parties) on the use of available funding for water measurement, a stock-water program, and an on-farm efficiency program. Some of the CITT functions identified in the Compact will need Federal Congressional and Tribal approval to be effective. The Compact Parties are currently authorized to participate in the CITT for those functions where additional Congressional and Tribal approval is not required.

Appendix 3.5 of the Compact states that each Compact Party and the Project Operator shall assign a technical team member to the CITT; FIIP irrigators may also assign an irrigator to the CITT.

CITT Members

First Name

Last Name



Lawrence Nelson Project Operator
David Lake Irrigator Representative
Seth Makepeace Hydrologist CSKT Natural Resources Department
Ethan Mace Hydrologist Montana DNRC, Water Resources Division
Travis Teegarden Agricultural Engineer BIA-Division of Water and Power


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