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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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Water Right Environmental Assessments


(PDF file links viewable with Acrobat Reader.)

The purpose of this website is to provide the public with information on environmental assessments of water right applications for permits and authorizations to change. 2-3-111, 2-3-301, 2-17-321, and 2-17-322 MCA.

The DNRC keeps environmental assessments (EAs) on the Internet for six months from the date when the EA was prepared. Any EA not viewable on the Internet after that date is available in hard copy for review through the DNRC Water Rights Bureau in Helena.

Comments to an environmental assessment may be sent to:

DNRC Water Resources Division
Water Rights Bureau
Attn: Millie Heffner
P.O. Box 201601
Helena, MT 59620-1601



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Beaverhead

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

41B 30102793

Hagenbarth Land Montana LP

Groundwater

2017-01-18
41A-110699

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Long Creek

2016-05-05
41A-30072651 Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Waste & Seepage, Unnamed Tributary of Long Creek

2016-05-05
41C-30072652 Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Divide Creek 2016-05-05
41A-30072573  Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks  Long Creek  2016-04-29

Big Horn

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

Blaine

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted
40J 167183

Lorin Krass

Groundwater

2016-09-15
40J 30105878 Lorin Krass  Groundwater 2016-09-14
 40J 30104657

Lorin Krass

 Groundwater  2016-09-14

Broadwater

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

40259-00

Montana Ditch Company

Missouri River

2016-11-16
 41G 30072179

SKS Land Company LLC

 Ground Water  2016-05-20

Carbon

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted
43D 30109052

David B Anderson

Unnamed Tributary to North Fork Dry Creek

2017-02-22
43D 30108648

Gene and JoAnne Wegner

Bluewater Creek

2017-01-30

Carter

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

Cascade

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

Chouteau

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

Custer

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted
42K 30109828  Custer County Conservation District

Yellowstone River

 2017-02-22

Daniels

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted
       

Dawson

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

42M 30102859

USA (DEPT OF INTERIOR BUREAU OF LAND MGMT)

Unnamed Tributary of Cedar Creek

2016-05-12
 42M-30070792  Thatcher Company of North Dakota  Groundwater  2016-04-06

Deer Lodge

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted
 76G 30107088

ANDY & MARILEE PADDOCK

MILL CREEK

2016-11-23

Fallon

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

Fergus

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted
41S 30108095

Evers Ranch Company

Groundwater

2017-02-02
41S 30109080

Fergus County Conservation District

East Fork Big Spring Creek

2017-01-19
41S 30105194

Randall & Susan Barta

Groundwater

2016-09-20
40B 30070712

Wilks Ranch Montana LTD

Durfee Creek

2016-05-19

Flathead

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

76LJ 30105295

Paul Johnson & Candace L. Greene

Whitefish Lake

2017-01-26

76I 30109290

GNR Holdings, LLC

Groundwater

2017-01-23

76LJ 30107261

Weyerhaeuser Company

Groundwater

2016-12-27

76LJ 30108925

Sowerwine Farm LLC

Fennon Slough

2016-12-27

76LJ 30104499

Winter Sports, Inc

Groundwater

2016-12-16

76LJ 30108701

Dan & Nan Russell

Groundwater

2016-11-25

76LJ 30108766

Jerry E Manning and Ruth A Wrightsman

Flathead Lake

2016-11-07

76LJ 30105930

Columbia Range Subdivision HOA

Groundwater

2016-10-07

76LJ 30107338

Gerald & Linda Brevik et al.

Fennon Slough

2016-10-07

76LJ 30108200

Vernon T Pettey

Groundwater

2016-09-26

76LJ 30107778

Patricia S Weatherford & Stuart M Macpherson

Groundwater

2016-09-06

76LJ 30105660

G. Douglas Follett & Anastasia Follett

Whitefish Lake

2016-08-01

76LJ 30105305

Mountain View Timbers HOA

Groundwater

2016-07-26

76LJ 30105988

McLean Family Trust

Groundwater

2016-07-26
76LJ 30106812

Pierre A. Kaptanian II

Groundwater

2016-06-14
76LJ 30104113

Prairie Dog Development

Groundwater

2016-05-31
76I 30106430

John and Angie Fugle

Groundwater

2016-05-31
76LJ 30063778

Flathead County Water District #8

Groundwater

2016-05-16
76LJ-30102909 Montana LLC Flathead River 2016-04-13
76I-30105602 James Aronow and Karen Jensen Groundwater 2016-04-04
76LJ-30105667 Randi Rognlie Groundwater 2016-03-21
76LJ-30103012 Spruce Meadows Homeowners Association Inc. Groundwater 2016-03-16
76I-30105336 James and Donna Malone Groundwater 2016-03-10
76LJ-30104140 State of Montana Trust Lands Flathead River 2016-02-22
76LJ-30103011 D&K Carlson Family Limited Partnership Groundwater 2016-02-08
76LJ-30102978 Montana Artesian Water Company Groundwater 2016-01-12
76LJ-30072565 Willco Investments Inc. Flathead Lake 2015-12-31
76LJ-30072061 White Rock Aggregate LLC & Nelcon, Inc. Groundwater 2015-12-18
76LJ-30067179 Wind of the West HOA Groundwater 2015-12-15
76I-30104310 BNSF Railway Co. Groundwater 2015-12-07
76LJ-30070134 Fieldstone Subdivision Water Users Association Groundwater 2015-12-03
76LJ-30072797 Jenny McDermid Whitefish Lake 2015-11-25
76LJ-30072079 Susan Fletcher Whitefish Lake 2015-11-24
76I-30104283 Becky Noffsinger Groundwater 2015-11-24
76LJ-30103966 Robert & Sandra Streit Ashley Creek 2015-11-16
76LJ-30103013 Country Meadows HOA Groundwater 2015-10-29

Gallatin

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

41F 30105914

Fairview Cemetery District

Groundwater

2017-01-27

41F 30106484

Neil S. and Susan L. Wilkinson

Groundwater

2016-12-15

43A 30104827

4 Diamond Ranch at Wallrock LLC

Unnamed Tributary of Wallrock Basin Creek

2016-11-09

41F 30105911

Keator, Michael P

Groundwater 2016-07-27

41F 30105780

Yellowstone Vacation Rentals LLC

Groundwater 2016-07-27

41F 30105666

Lindstrom, Robert & Loretta

Groundwater 2016-07-27
41H-30070964 Terry and Ashley Bickerstaff and Eve Lynn Fait Trust Bozeman Creek 2016-04-21
41F-30104474 Trevor and Katie Ostberg Groundwater 2016-02-12
41F-30103578 Carol and Steve Shestag Groundwater 2016-02-12
41H-30102910 Norton Properties LLC, Norton Ranch Homes LLC and J&D Family LP West Gallatin River, Aajker and Baxter Creeks 2016-02-03
41H-30102749 Rebecca and Michael Ellig Baker Creek 2015-11-18
41H-30102748 Rebecca and Michael Ellig Baker Creek 2015-11-18

Garfield

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

40D-30103716

Leonard Pluhar & Sons Inc. Garfield 2015-10-21

Glacier

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted
41P 30072726

City of Shelby

Groundwater

2016-07-27
41P 30072725

City of Shelby

Groundwater 2016-07-27

Golden Valley

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

40A 30105877

Ballard Ranch Inc.

Musselshell River

2017-02-17

40A 30104886

Daniel & Sandra Debuff

Unnamed Tributary of Merrils Springs

2016-10-04

40A 30104885

Daniel Debuff

Merrills Springs

 2016-10-04

Granite

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted
 76E-30063721  United States Forest Service  Ranch Creek  2016-03-09

Hill

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

40F 30106314

Alpine Pacific Utilities Hydro LLC

Milk River

2017-03-14

Jefferson

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

41E 30071675

USFS Forest Service & USDI Bureau of Land Management

North Fork Little Boulder River

2016-09-01
41I-30070581 Marks Ranch Enterprises Co. Prickley Pear Creek 2015-10-07
41I-30069327 Marks Ranch Enterprises Co. Clancy Creek 2015-10-07
 41I-30068548  Marks Ranch Enterprises Co.  Groundwater  2015-10-07

Judith Basin

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

41Q-30104590

Lee Lindeman Little Otter Creek 2016-10-18
 41S 30103036  Bos Terra, LP  Judith River 2016-07-06 

Lake

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

76LJ 30104908

Scott & Paula Roskam

Flathead Lake 2016-09-08

76LJ 30071619

Presbytery of Glacier

Groundwater 2016-08-24

Lewis & Clark

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted
41I-30104062 Helena Valley Irrigation District Missouri River 2016-03-21

Liberty

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted
41N 30104996

Elk Ridge Farms

Groundwater

2016-05-18
 41N 30105071

Galata Water Users Association

Groundwater

 2016-05-17

Lincoln

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

76C 30104141

State of Montana-Trust Lands

Fisher River

2016-06-10
76N-30105425 Sandridge Family Trust Thompson River (Middle Thompson Lake) 2016-04-07
76N-30104596 LaBudde Family Trust Thompson River (Lower Thompson Lake) 2016-03-21
76N-30104595 LaBudde Family Trust Thompson River (Middle Thompson Lake) 2016-03-21
76C-30071038 Vincent Irrevocable Trust Groundwater 2016-01-07

Madison

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

41G 30106192

LL Shaw Homestead LLC

South Boulder River

2017-01-26
41C-30072652 Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Divide Creek 2016-05-05
41C-30103257 R & D LLC Groundwater 2016-02-03
41F-30070510 Sun West Ranch Property Owners Association Second Standard Creek, Madison River February 4, 2015
41F-3007072 Sun West Ranch Property Owners Association Horse Creek, Madison River February 4, 2015

McCone

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted
 40S-30065556  ASI Constructors  Missouri River  2016-01-07

Meagher

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted
 43A-3066224  USDA Forest Service  Crandall Creek  2015-10-28

Mineral

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

76M 30104693

U.S. Forest Service

Cedar Creek (Clark Fork Basin)

2016-05-31
76M-30065390 U.S. Forest Service Trout Creek (tributary to Clark Fork Basin 76M) 2016-05-04

Missoula

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

76F30072309

Matthew & Melissa Arno

Developed Spring (Unnamed Tributary, Burnt Bridge Creek)

2016-08-24

76H 30069868

Mountain Water Company

Bitterroot River

2016-08-02

76K 30103481

Geoffrey & Heidi Knight and Dave & Susan williamson

Swan River (Lindbergh Lake)

2016-06-27

76K 30103655

Pamela & Alan Muskett

Swan River (Lindbergh Lake)

2016-06-27

76M 30105068

Forest Service

Petty Creek (Clark Fork Basin)

2016-06-22

76G-30069169

ROY P. HANDLEY

Clark Fork River, Groundwater

2016-06-16

76F 30070325

Bruce & Nancy Menz

Clearwater River

2016-06-10

76H 30104694

Forest Service

Lolo Creek

2016-05-09
76M-30104698 United States Forest Service Mill Creek (Basin 76M) 2016-05-05
76H-30070887 United States Forest Service Lolo Creek 2016-03-10
76M-30070864 United States Forest Service Albert Creek 2016-01-05
76M-30070859 United States Forest Service Sixmile Creek 2016-01-05

Musselshell

 Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

40C 30104443

Bergin Land & Livestock, LTD

Groundwater 2016-09-07
 40C 30104097

Matthew McCleary

 Musselshell River  2016-06-01

Park

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

43B 30104536

Nancy Gruehl

Yellowstone River

2017-03-03

43B 30107064

Wild Eagle Mountain Ranch

Yellowstone River

2016-12-29

43B 30105669

Mark Kearney and Brenda O’Shea

Groundwater

2016-12-15

43B_30107208

Childrens_Rev_Trust

Groundwater

2016-11-17

43B_30107710

Freeland_Brewster_Judy

Groundwater

2016-11-17

43B 30105308

Ann G Brauch, Jay P Kloster, Susan J Place

Groundwater 2016-08-24
43B-30103169 Sandra Bierle Groundwater 2016-02-12
43B-30102777 Colleen A, Eldren and Ann W. Rodman Groundwater 2016-02-12
43B-30067543 Church Universal & Triumphant Inc. Groundwater 2016-02-01

Petroleum

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

40C 30106774

Rocking TS Cattle Co.

Groundwater

2016-12-09
40C 30106864

Stuart and Annie Shirley

Unnamed Tributary of North Willow Creek

2016-10-24

Phillips

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

40M 30073096

American Prairie Foundation

Beaver Creek 2016-10-27
40EJ-30103397 Thornhill Ranch Partnership Siparyann Creek 2016-05-05
40EJ-30103436 Schwenke Ranch Trust Groundwater 2015-11-18

Pondera

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted
41P-30072725 City of Shelby, Montana 2015-12-30
41P-30072726 City of Shelby, Montana 2015-12-30
41P-30072942 Michael and Linda O'Brien Groundwater 2015-09-11

Powder River

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted
 42J 30107431

Mangen Ranch

Powder River

 2016-11-09

Powell

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted
76F 30105936

MARJORIE STITT

BRAZIEL CREEK

2017-02-02
 76F-30070218  Blackfoot Valley Ranch Foundation  Warren Creek  2016-02-02

Prairie

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted
   

Ravalli

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

76H 30103343

Watson Construction Co., Inc.

Waste & Seepage Unnamed tributary of the Threemile Creek

2017-01-11

76H 30105065

Forest Service

Trapper Creek (W. Fork Bitterroot River)

2016-12-09

76H 30105058

Forest Service

Piquett Creek (West Fork Bitterroot River Basin)

2016-10-04

76H 30104671

Forest Service

Daly Creek (Skalkaho Creek Basin)

2016-10-03

76H 30105063

Forest Service

Sleeping Child Creek (Bitterroot River Basin)

2016-09-29

76H 30105056

Forest Service

Overwhich Creek (W. Fork Bitterroot River Basin)

2016-09-29

76H-30102839

Mack Capers

Fred Burr Creek (Bitterroot)

2016-08-10

Richland

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

42M 30108750

Montana H2O, LLC

Groundwater

2017-01-18

42M 30106841

Craig Johnson

Groundwater

2016-10-12

42M 30106840

Kjeld Jonsson

Groundwater

2016-08-17

40S 30105096

Richland County Conservation District

Missouri River

2016-05-12

42M-30104121 Candee Angus Farm, Inc. Groundwater

2016-03-09

42M-30103504 Knife River North Central Groundwater

2015-12-09

Roosevelt

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

40S 30107209

LandTech Enterprises LLC

Groundwater

2016-11-14
40S-30073093 Wild Cat Water Solutions Inc. Missouri River 2016-03-09

Rosebud

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

Sanders

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

76M 30105304

H&L Properties, LLP & Quinn's Canyon LLC

Groundwater

2016-06-23

76N 30104697

Forest Service

Little Thompson River

2016-06-23

76N 30070883

Forest Service

Weeksville Creek (Clark Fork Basin)

2016-06-22

76N 30068837

RC Resources Inc.

Groundwater

2016-06-21

76N 30104692

Forest Service

Thompson River 2016-06-21

76N 30106284

State of Montana-Trust Lands Thompson River 2016-05-03
76N-30072080 Thompson River Lumber Company Groundwater 2015-10-07
76N-30066124 Kurt Tedhams Trust Mosquito Creek 2015-08-25

Sheridan

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted
       

Silver Bow

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted
       

Stillwater

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

43C 30109444

Donna Allison

Stillwater River

2017-02-15

Sweet Grass

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted

43C 30109653

Stillwater Mining Co and USDA Forest Service

West Fork Stillwater River

2017-03-22

43C 30109577

Stillwater Mining Co and USDA Forest Service

West Fork Stillwater River

2017-03-22

43C 30109578

Stillwater Mining Co and USDA Forest Service

West Fork Stillwater River

2017-03-22

43B 30110388

Sweet Grass County Conservation District

Yellowstone River

2017-03-10

Teton

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted
41O-30103564 Robert E. Stephens Deep Creek 2015-12-31
 41K-30072520  Chase A. Brady  Big Muddy Creek  2015-11-16

Toole

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted
41P30072725

City of Shelby

Groundwater

2016-07-27
41P30072726

City of Shelby

Groundwater

2016-07-27
41N 30104929

Elk Ridge Farms

Groundwater

2016-05-18
41N 30105071

Galata Water Users Association

Groundwater

2016-05-17

Treasure

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted
       

Valley

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted
40S-30105215 Gerald L. Brabeck Missouri River 2016-03-16
40S-30104561 Montana Aviation Research Co. Missouri River 2016-01-12

Wheatland

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted
40A 30106462

Joe and Susan Philippi

Groundwater

2016-11-01
40A 30072821

M & W Ranch Inc.

Crooked Creek

2016-10-27
 40A 30072654

T. Neil Glennie

Careless Creek/ Little Careless Creek

2016-08-25

Wibaux

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted
       

Yellowstone

Water Right Number Applicant's Name Source of Water Date Posted
43Q 30109915

Rockie and Dena McCaffree

Groundwater

2017-03-03