Revais Creek above diversionDSC_4138Revais Creek below stream gage on HWY 200

Here are some photos of Revais Creek in Sanders County.  They were taken earlier this month.  The top photo shows the creek above the diversion, and the others are below the stream gauge at Highway 200.

As a point of reference, the water use agreement for the Flathead Irrigation Project (FIPWUA) requires a Minimum Enforceable Flow (MEF) of 3 Cubic Feet per Second (CFS) for the month of  September.  What science went into determining the 3 CFS, and exactly how does anyone expect the 3 CFS to be met?

Stay tuned for an upcoming article and analysis of this issue.