A new draft of the CSKT water compact has been posted to the Compact Commission Website for public review. The ComCom website says that the abstracts and appendices are still being revised.
Last week we posted notice of upcoming meetings schedules by the the compact commission to publicly discuss the new compact ahead of their vote to move it forward to the legislature:
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 anyone keeping track, this means that the public will have less than five days to review the compact and appendices ahead of their planned vote to move it forward to the legislature.