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Water Policy Interim Committee

Agency and Industry Reports and Data

Background Information

  • Enforcement of senior rights in relation to ground water rights, Greg Petesch
  • Montana water law summary, Krista Evans
  • Closed basin legal issues, Greg Petesch
  • Elements of land use law, Myra Shults
  • Major subdivision review process schematic
  • MBMG closed basin background information, MBMG
  • Court Decisions and Administrative Orders

  • Fidelity Exploration final order
  • Trout Unlimited vs. DNRC
  • Lohmeier, et al. vs. DNRC
  • Thompson River Lumber Co. proposal for decision
  • Thompson River Lumber Co. final order
  • Administration of Water Court decrees
  • Bostwick Properties, Inc. vs. DNRC - Decision
  • Bostwick Properties, Inc. vs. DNRC - legal analysis

    2007 Related Legislation

  • House Bill No. 831 (2007) summary
  • House Bill No. 831 flowchart
  • Proposed net depletion rules
  • Proposed correct and complete objection rules
  • HB 831 application status
  • HB 831 update (3-12-2008)
  • HB 831 update (4-29-2008)
  • Water Marketing

  • An analysis of water marketing and reallocation options in Montana, Joe Kolman
  • Analysis of Water Banks in the Western States, Washington State Department of Ecology
  • Private Water Leasing, Trout Unlimited
  • Water Marketing 101, Katelyn E. Stahley
  • 2006-07 Water Leasing Report, Fish, Wildlife and Parks
  • 2006 Water Leasing Report, Fish, Wildlife and Parks
  • State Water Projects, DNRC
  • Saving our Streams, Scarborough and Lund
  • Water Marketing, Holmes
  • Water Marketing in the West, Scarborough
  • Water Quality

  • Source water protection, Jim Stimson, DEQ
  • Pharmaceuticals, etc., in ground water in the Helena Valley, Kate Miller and Joe Meek, DEQ
  • Helena Valley Ground Water: Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products, Endocrine Disruptors (PPCPs) and Microbial Indicators of Fecal Contamination, Kate Miller and Joe Meek, DEQ
  • Public health protection, Kate Miller, DEQ
  • DEQ Rules - nondegradation of water quality
  • DEQ Rules - mixing zones in surface and ground water
  • DEQ Rules - Montana ground water pollution control system
  • Numeric water quality standards
  • Federal drinking water standards
  • Water Quantity

  • Flood to sprinkler water supply impacts, DNRC
  • Water Right Application Process, Jan. 2008, Terri McLaughlin, DNRC
  • State water management comparison, Krista Evans
  • Stream Closure Policy, Bill Schenk, FWP
  • Cumulative impact analysis for water quantity, Marc Spratt, RLK Hydro, Inc.
  • Water availability determination in subdivision review, Eric Regensburger, DEQ
  • Water needs and strategies for a sustainable future, Western Governors' Assn.
  • Water management - hydrogeologist perspective, Michael Nicklin
  • DNRC reservoir storage, May 2007
  • Are impacts measurable?
  • Aquifer storage and recovery in Washington, Pacific Groundwater Group
  • Review of aquifer storage and recovery projects, Brown, Hatfield and Newman
  • Montana Drought Advisory Committee report
  • Usefulness of numerical models, William Woessner
  • Water for future projects
  • Gallatin Valley Water Resources Evaluation, Nicklin Earth & Water, Inc.
  • Consumptive use, Steve Custer
  • Consumptive use, John LaFave, MBMG
  • Update on Evaluations Significance of Exempt Wells, Nicklin
  • Determining consumptive use, Bill Uthman, DNRC
  • Exempt wells, Steve Custer
  • Exempt wells and sportsmen, Laura Ziemer, Trout Unlimited
  • Effects of exempt wells, DNRC
  • One well vs. many, John Metesh, MBMG
  • Community vs. single wells, Eric Regensburger, DEQ
  • Domestic and irrigation water usage, Eric Regensburger, DEQ
  • Typical household water need
  • Necessity of exemption, Glenn Oppel, Montana Association of Realtors
  • Water user's perspective
  • Surface water - ground water management
  • Challenges of governing groundwater in U.S. Western States, Edella Schlager
  • Bucket for bucket memo, DNRC
  • DNRC enforcement of water rights
  • Mitigation guide for the Walla Walla Basin, Washington Water Trust
  • Milltown Dam water rights, Gerald Mueller
  • Net depletion analysis of Lower Beaverhead, MBMG
  • Conjunctive ground water and surface water management, Kirk Engineering
  • Ruby Valley inventory, Payne
  • State Water Plan, Moy
  • Potential Expansion of Consumptive Use, DNRC
  • Cost comparison on exempt wells and public water supply systems, MAR
  • Prior appropriation, Bloomquist
  • Water rights in closed basins, Nicklin

    Other

  • Starting at the Source, Michelle Bryan-Mudd
  • Growing Communities, Mountain Water Co.
  • DNRC response to Mountain Water Co.
  • Memo about growing communities doctrine, Greg Petesch
  • Ground water case studies, update 2, John Metesh, MBMG
  • Ground water case studies, update 1, John Metesh, MBMG
  • Ground water case studies, Kate Miller, DEQ
  • Teton Basin, DNRC
  • Teton Basin, Allan Rollo, Teton River Watershed Group
  • DEQ subdivision review, Steve Kilbreath, DEQ
  • DEQ subdivision regulations, Eric Regensburger, DEQ
  • Clark Force River Basin Task Force report
  • Northwestern's compensation for natural resource damages at the Milltown Site

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    2/12/2009 10:45:46 AM