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Montana Drought Management Plan Drought Task Force, July 6

Montana Drought Management Plan
Drought Task Force – Meeting 5
Co-convened as the Governor’s Drought and Water Supply Advisory Committee 
July 6, 2022
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
In person: Montana Room, DNRC Headquarters (1139 11th Ave., Helena, MT) or via Zoom

Meeting Objectives:
• Examine Montana’s current water supply conditions & view a drought monitoring demonstration
• Update on drought planning progress
• Discuss drought response actions and the role of DWSAC in current/future drought management

Governor’s Drought and Water Supply Advisory Committee
9:30 Welcome and Introductions Shawn Johnson, UM
9:40 Drought Monitoring Demonstration & Current Conditions Troy Blandford, MT State Library
Follow along at Upper Missouri Drought Indicators Dashboard
9:55 Streamflow Conditions in MT Aaron Fiaschetti, USGS
10:15 Summer Drought Outlook Michael Downey, DNRC
10:20 Questions/Discussion Shawn Johnson, UM
10:30 Short Break

Drought Task Force
We will invite public insights and discussion at various points throughout the meeting.
10:35 Drought Planning Progress DNRC
10:40 Drought Response Actions and Recommendations
Identify and discuss drought response gaps based on existing state actions* and federal programs*
Recommendations for improvements to state/fed drought response
11:15 Role of DWSAC
Examine current statutory* role of DWSAC Michael Downey, DNRC
Discuss recommendations (if any) re: DWSAC’s composition, function, duties, etc.
12:00 Next Steps/Adjourn


DWSAC/Montana Drought Task Force
Ian Foley, Department of Agriculture
Cody Ferguson, Department of Commerce
Galen Steffens, Department of Environmental Quality
Stephen Begley, Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Mike Honeycutt, Department of Livestock
Jake Ganieany, Department of Military Affairs – Emergency Services
Anna Pakenham Stevenson, Department of Natural Resources and Conservation