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Joint Notice of the First Flathead Reservation Water Management Board Meeting


 

Video Recording of the Meeting

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Date:            
January 20, 2022, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location:    
Virtual from the Ronan Community Center
300 3rd Ave NW, Ronan, MT

Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/FRWMmeeting

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation in partnership with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, invite the public in the Flathead Reservation area, particularly water users, to the first meeting of the Flathead Reservation Water Management Board on Thursday, January 20, 2022, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The Board will meet at the Ronan Community Center with the public invited to attend via Zoom or in person.

The link to join via Zoom can be accessed at csktribes.org or dnrc.mt.gov.

The Board is now — after enacting the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Compact (CSKT-MT Water Compact) on September 17, 2021 — the exclusive regulatory body for water rights administration on the Flathead Reservation, including the issuance of new water rights, changes to existing and future rights, and enforcement of water rights.  

Pursuant to the CSKT-MT Water Compact (MCA 85-20-1901) and the accompanying Unitary Administration and Management Ordinance (MCA 85-20-1902 and CSKT Ordinance 111-A), the Board is comprised of two members appointed by the Montana Governor; two members appointed by the CSKT Tribal Council; and the four appointed members will select a fifth member. The Secretary of the Interior will select a sixth, ex officio member.

Proposed agenda for the first Board meeting is:

  • Introductions
  • Informational Update (Board Jurisdiction, DNRC and CSKT Staff Updates)
  • Business Items (Board Membership, Technical Assistance)
  • Board Member Contact Details
  • Next Steps
  • Public Comment

 

Recordings of meetings and notice of future Board meetings will be posted on DNRC Compact Implementation Program and CSKT Water Rights websites.

DNRC Compact Implementation Program: http://dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/water/water-compact-implementation-program/confederated-salish-and-kootenai-tribes-compact


CSKT Water Rights: https://csktribes.org/index.php/water-rights/flathead-reservation-water-mgmt-board

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