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Meeting to kick off drought plan update

HELENA, Mont. – Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney will lead a work session of the Governor’s Drought and Water Supply Advisory Committee on October 28, 2016, from 1 to 3 pm. at the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s (DNRC) Fred Buck Conference Room, located at 1424 Ninth Avenue in Helena.

 Ada Montague, a DNRC water planner who staffs the Advisory Committee, said the meeting will start the process of updating the Montana Drought Response Plan. Committee members will develop a draft outline of updates to the existing plan, and will also select a working group to oversee the process.

The working group will include representatives of municipal and industrial water users, agriculture and livestock, recreation and tourism, hydropower, fish and wildlife, and mining, Montague said.   

Following the meeting, proposed updates to the existing plan will be available for public comment beginning Nov. 1, 2016; the comment period will run for 30 days.

The public is encouraged to attend the meeting, either in person, via teleconference or online.

To attend online, log onto

To attend via teleconference, dial (406) 444-4647; the conference call ID is 6434672.

For more information on the current Montana Drought Response Plan, visit