FIPP

FLATHEAD IRRIGATION AND POWER PROJECT

Welcome to our page for the Flathead Irrigation and Power Project (FIPP).  For decades, the CSKT and United States have been trying to rewrite the history of the project to make the public and the state of Montana believe that it is the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project.  This could not be further from the truth, the project was developed for both Indian and non-Indians alike.  The goal of renaming the project and rewriting the history of it, is to establish a narrative that all of the water and resources of the project belong to the tribe.  This is little more than grand theft, yet in April 2015 the state of Montana attempted to do just that with the water compact, by giving the CSKT “bare legal title” to 100% of project water.  They did so by virtually ignoring the rich and very clear history of the project.

This page includes important documents related to the project.  Our goal with providing this information is to ensure that the history is not forgotten, and to ensure that all irrigators on the project are afforded the benefits originally intended by the United States 100 years ago.

If you have documents that you think need to be in the public record, please submit them to us at westernmtwaterrights@gmail.com and we will do our best to include them.

FEDERAL STATUTES RELATED TO FLATHEAD PROJECT

 

PROJECT TIMELINE

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL DOCUMENTS RELATED TO FLATHEAD PROJECT

1907 Secretary of Interior Letter – Irrigation of Flathead Reservation
1908 Estimate for Irrigation of Flathead Reservation
1909 Lands Reserved for Power and Reservoir Sites
1910 Withdrawal of Power Sites
1910 Secretary of Interior Letter – Certain Power Sites
1910 Secretary of Interior Letter – Land Reserved Flathead Reservation
1912 Senate Report – Lands Bordering Flathead Lake
1914 House Report Investigate Irrigation Projects on Indian Lands
1915 Appropriation for Irrigation
1916 Secy of Interior Letter – Flathead Land Reserved Power / Reservoir
1926 Supplemental Appropriations Flathead Irrigation
1927 President of U.S. – Flathead Irrigation
1929 President of U.S. Flathead Irrigation
1930 Flathead Power Development
1934 Survey of Indians – On Developing Flathead Power
1939 Secretary of Interior Deferring Collection of Construction Costs
1939 Deferring Collection of Charges Flathead
1946 Supplemental Appropriation
1947 Deferring Collection of Construction Charges
1948 House Adjust Irrigation Charges Flathead
1948 Senate Adjust Irrigation Charges Flathead
1949 Amending Act to Adjust Irrigation Charges Senate
1949 House Report – Eliminating Lands from FIIP
1949 Amend Act to Adjust Irrigation Charges House
1950 Amending Public Law 554 Flathead Irrigation
1950 Amending Provisions of 1948 Act
1950 Eliminate 12 Acres Flathead Irrigation Project
1962 Appropriation for Flathead Irrigation and Power Systems
1964 House Appropriation for Completion of Irrigation and Power
1964 Senate Appropriation for Completion of Irrigation and Power

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS RELATED TO FLATHEAD PROJECT

1946 Report on Conditions Found to Exist on FIP – Walker
1947 Flathead Irrigation Project, Montana
1948 Flathead Irrigation Project, Montana
1990 Hearings on BIA Management of FIP

FID Meeting Recording 05/10/16

Advertisements