Montana facing drought this spring

Managing Spring Run-off & Water Availability Among Topics to be Covered at Water Forum Hosted by Montana Farmers Union in Great Falls

According to the National Drought Information System Montana is on pace to have the worst drought outlook in the nation for February & March. It is also reported that over 470,000 Montanans are living in drought areas. In an effort to educate producers on water issues that have the potential to impact production, MFU is partnering with state experts to host a water forum in Great Falls. The forum is in collaboration with the Conservation Districts of Cascade, Chouteau, Pondera and Teton Counties.

On the agenda are issues including the management of spring run-off and water storage and availability for spring and summer irrigation. Speakers include Tim Davis, Administrator of the Water Resources Division of the DNRC and Scott Irvin who is in charge of Central Montana Water Resources. In addition, the Honorable Judge Russ McElyea, Chief Water Judge of the Montana Water Court, will be addressing the water rights adjudication process and present status.

February 18 2016; 9:30am - 3:30pm

Great Falls; Montana Electric Cooperatives Association building; 501 Bay Drive


How: The event is free and open to the public. To participate in the forum call your county conservation district or Montana Farmers Union at 452-6406.

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