At the CSKT Water Compact hearing on Saturday, Representative Dan Salomon testified in support of the water compact. No surprises there. It has been clear for more than three years that he bought into the compact hook, line and sinker.
Speaking of hook, line and sinker, the Flathead Beacon attributed this quote to him from that hearing:
“If this doesn’t go through, buy a fishing pole because you’re not going to be irrigating in August,” Republican Rep. Daniel Salomon said in support of the measure.
Did our local representative, and compact commission member threaten 2,500 irrigators on the FLATHEAD IRRIGATION PROJECT that if they don’t allow the state to give bare legal title for their project water rights to the tribe and accept a 50-70% reduction of their water, that they will get NO WATER?
Please reference the article here.