The Compact Implementation Technical Team (CITT) is the entity established by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT)-Montana Compact (Compact) to plan and advise the Project Operator on the implementation of the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project (FIIP) Operational Improvements, Rehabilitation and Betterment, and Adaptive Management. The CITT duties and responsibilities are defined in more detail in Appendix 3.5 of the Compact.

The initial focus of the CITT is to develop recommendation to CSKT, Montana, and the United States (Compact Parties) on the use of available funding for water measurement, a stock-water program, and an on-farm efficiency program.

Each of the Parties to the Compact (State of Montana, CSKT, and the US Federal Government) and the Project Operator appoint a CITT representative. FIIP irrigators may also assign an irrigator representative to the CITT.

 

CITT Members

First Name Last Name Title  Organization
Nick Belcourt FIIP Maintenance Supervisor BIA
David Lake Irrigator Representative
Casey Ryan Compact Resource Officer CSKT Natural Resources Dept.
Maya Rao Hydrologist MT DNRC, Water Resources Div.
Daniel Lozar Irrigation Engineer BIA 

 

CITT Meetings

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Time:
 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
Location:
Mission Valley Power Conference Room, 36079 Pablo West Road, Pablo, MT

Meeting Materials: 
Draft Agenda
Meeting Recording

CITT Meeting Details: May 09, 2024
Time:
 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 
Location: 
(Remote) Zoom Meeting

Zoom Link: https://mt-gov.zoom.us/j/85014670710?pwd=SDhqdjlvSDVzQVljdkh4ejBFbDRGUT09 
Dial by Telephone: +1(646) 558-8656
Meeting ID: 850 1467 0710 
Password: 654310

Meeting Materials:
Draft Agenda
Meeting Recording

CITT Meeting Details: April 10, 2024
Time:
 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
Location:
Mission Valley Power Conference Room, 36079 Pablo West Road, Pablo, MT

Agenda

Meeting Summary

Meeting Recording

April Water Year Type Categorization Memo

Incremental MEF Implementation Memo

Incremental MEF Recommendation Transmittal

Incremental MEF Instream Flow Schedules for Water Year 2024

CITT Meeting Details: March 12, 2024
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Mission Valley Power Conference Room, 36079 Pablo West Road, Pablo, MT

Draft Agenda

03/12/2024 Meeting Summary

Draft 2024 Water Supply Outlook

CITT Meeting Details: February 26, 2024
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Mission Valley Power Conference Room, 36079 Pablo West Road, Pablo, MT

Draft Agenda

Final Agenda

02/26/2024 Meeting Summary

Audio Recording of Meeting on 02/06/2024

CITT Meeting Details: January 17, 2024
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location:
Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Link: https://cskt.zoom.us/j/92625018638?pwd=dk44aFdaVStocG82a0JIZ0dHYiszUT09 

Passcode: 768082

Draft Agenda

01/17/2024 Meeting Summary

CITT Meeting Details: December 11, 2023
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
Location:
Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Link: https://cskt.zoom.us/j/98537745304?pwd=VURvV28xWFBKUnNPMGpobHFtVnMrUT09 

Passcode: 574881

Draft Agenda

12/11/2023 Meeting Summary

CITT Meeting Details: October 3, 2023
9:30 am to 12:30 pm 
Location:
Mission Valley Power Conference Room, 36079 Pablo West Road, Pablo, MT

Draft Agenda

10/03/2023 Meeting Summary

Audio Recording of October 3, 2023 CITT Meeting

CITT Meeting Details: June 1, 2023
9:30 am to 12:30 pm 
Location:
Sherri McDonald Hospitality Room (Joe McDonald Gymnasium), SKT College
58138 US-93, Pablo, MT 59855

Draft Agenda

Meeting Summary

CITT Meeting Details: April 19, 2023
9:30 am to 12:30 pm 
Location:
Mission Valley Power Conference Room, 36079 Pablo West Road, Pablo, MT 59855 

Agenda

Meeting recording

Meeting Summary

CITT Meeting Details: January 17, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Mission Valley Power Conference Room, 36079 Pablo West Road, Pablo, MT

Meeting Materials:
Agenda
Summary
Audio
CITT - Flume Construction Recommendation

CITT Meeting Details: January 30, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Mission Valley Power Conference Room, 36079 Pablo West Road, Pablo, MT

Meeting Materials:
Agenda
Summary
Audio
CITT Recommendation for AgiMet Funding DRAFT (2017-12-12)
Bathymetry Consideratioin DRAFT (2018-01-04)

CITT Meeting Details: June 21, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Mission Valley Power Conference Room, 36079 Pablo West Road, Pablo, MT

Meeting Materials:
Agenda
Summary
Audio
DRAFT AgiMet Recommendation (2017-06-08)

CITT Meeting Details: January 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Location: Mission Valley Power Conference Room, 36079 Pablo West Road, Pablo, MT

Meeting Materials:
Agenda
Summary
Audio
Photos of Moving Pump Intakes Out of FIIP Canal

CITT Meeting Details: May 24, 2016 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.
Location: Mission Valley Power Conference Room, 36079 Pablo West Road, Pablo, MT

Meeting Materials:
Agenda
Summary
Audio
Draft Scope of Work for Water Measurement (2016-04-18)

CITT-Related Documents

CITT Operating Rules

Compact Implementation Technical Team Operating Rules - Adopted March 15, 2016.

State - CSKT Master Agreement - October 2016

Cooperative agreement between the State of Montana and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation.

Task Order 1 - Water Measurement Year 1 of 10 - October 2016

Task Order 1 to the State - CSKT Master Agreement provides funding for the first year of the CITT approved Workplan for Water Measurement at Instream Flow, River Diversion Allowance and Natural Flow and Irrigation Return Flow Locations.

Task Order 3 - Flume Design - January 2018

Task Order 3 to the State - CSKT Master Agreement provides funding for the engineering design of hydraulic measurement structures at twelve distinct irrigation diversion on the FIIP, each of which is identified as a River Diversion Allowance (RDA) location in the Compact.

Scope of Work for Water Measurement

CITT Workplan for Water Measurement at Instream Flow, River Diversion Allowance, Natural Flow and Irrigation Return Flow Locations. Approved by CITT on May 24, 2016.

Flathead Indian Irrigation Project Modernization Plan - April 2016

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), in cooperation with world-renowned irrigation experts from the Irrigation Training and Research Center at Cal Poly University (ITRC), recently conducted a modernization study for the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project (FIIP). The results of that work are presented here and can be downloaded via the links below. While not a product of the CITT, this report will augment existing technical work related to the FIIP and will inform FIIP project operators, FIIP irrigators, the CITT, and decision makers as they consider implementing improvements to the FIIP.

FIIP Modernization Plan (complete) (112 MB)
Cover and Table of Contents 
Section 1 - Project Overview 
Section 2 - Camas Canal Unit Modernization (12 MB)
Section 3 - Placid Canal and Jocko River Modernization (5 MB)
Section 4 - Jocko Canal Unit Modernization (11 MB)
Section 5 - Lower J and Revais Canal Modernization (4 MB)
Section 6 - Mission Canal Unit Modernization (14 MB)
Section 7 - Mission H Canal Modernization (4 MB)
Section 8 - Crow Creeks, Kicking Horse, and Ninepipes Reservoir Modernization (9.5 MB)
Section 9 - Post Canal Unit Modernization (13 MB)
Section 10 - Moiese Canal System Modernization (7.6 MB)
Section 11 - Pablo Feeder Canal Modernization Near Polson (9.3 MB)
Section 12 - Valley View Modernization (8.8 MB)
Section 13 - Modernization near Horte Reservoir (12 MB)
Section 14 - SCADA (7.5 MB)
Section 15 - On-Farm Irrigation