Western MT: Water Compact News, Low Lake Levels, Irrigation Problems and More


The Water Compact issue is one of heavy concern and now we are dealing with low Flathead Lake levels as well as possible irrigation problems. There are many links below so please educate yourself on these important issues. It affects our economy and so much more.

In follow up to our recent article showing how the water supply in western Montana is stacking up to the compact, here are links to a couple of newspaper articles you might find interesting:

Flathead Beacon 06/29/23:

Zinke Daines Request Water Release from Hungry Horse Dam to Stabilize Flathead Lake Levels (Historically low surface levels of Flathead Lake likely to impact businesses and recreation this summer).

As Flathead Lake Level Hits Record Low, Concerns Rise Up for Boat and Business Owners  (Below-average precipitation in northwest Montana has already depleted stream inflows and dam operators predict water levels will keep dropping)

Daily Interlake 06/29/23:

Flathead Lake Level Drops Prematurely

You can read the full articles by clicking here. by Western Montana Water Rights



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