Water Resources Division

The Water Resources Division promotes and coordinates the beneficial use, conservation, protection and development of Montana’s water resources.

The Division carries out its duties for the purpose of promoting the general welfare and prosperity of the people of Montana. Sound coordination of the development and utilization of the state’s waters allows the Division to protect existing uses and to promote adequate future supplies for domestic, industrial, agricultural, recreation, the conservation of water for wildlife, aquatic life and other beneficial uses.

Filing on a new well?
For wells with a use of less than 35 gpm and 10 acre-feet, file a Form 602, Notice of Completion of Ground Water Development.

Change Your Water
Right Mailing Address
Link to State Water Plan

Link to Water Right Public Notices

Link to Water Rights

Link to NRIS Water Right Query System

Link to Governor's Drought Advisory Committee

Link to Acrobat Reader Download
View PDF files with Adobe Reader

Link to Floodplain Management Program

DNRC Water Resources Division
1424 Ninth Avenue • PO Box 201601 • Helena Montana 59620-1601
(406) 444-6601 • Fax (406) 444-0533


Dept. of Natural Resources & Conservation
1625 Eleventh Ave.
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2074
Fax: (406) 444-2684