Meeting with the MONTANA RESERVED WATER RIGHTS COMPACT COMMISSION to review the revised compact between the CONFEDERATED SALISH AND KOOTENAI TRIBES, MONTANA RESERVED WATER RIGHTS COMPACT COMMISSION, AND UNITED STATES
Following the conclusion of negotiations between the State, the Tribes, and the United States on December 10, the Parties propose to hold a series of meetings to solicit public comment on the revised Compact.
The draft Compact will be released for public review during the week of January 5, and will be put to a vote by the Compact Commission following the public meetings listed below.
The revised Compact reflects substantive changes resulting from the 2014 negotiations, which were limited in scope to the allocation of water between on-Reservation instream flows and Flathead Indian Irrigation Project deliveries, and legislative review during the 2013-2014 interim.
January 9 – Ronan Performing Arts Center – 35885 Round Butte Road, Ronan MT (2 meetings) Public meeting for on-Reservation irrigators, 4 pm Public meeting on revised Compact, 7 pm
January 10 – Hilton Garden Inn Kalispell – 1840 Highway 93 South, Kalispell MT, Public meeting on revised Compact 9 am
January 12 – Great Northern Hotel – 835 Great Northern Blvd., Helena MT, Full Commission meeting to approve revised Compact 7 pm
For copies of the public review draft of the Revised Compact and associated documents please check the RWRCC website during the week of January 5, 2015: