85-2-111. Department powers. (1) The department may:
(a) enter into agreements with federal, state, or local agencies necessary to carry out this chapter;
(b) apply for, accept, administer, and expend funds, grants, gifts, and loans from the federal government or any other public or private source for the purposes of this chapter.
(2) The department shall, pursuant to 85-20-1901 and 85-20-1902, recognize the jurisdiction of the Flathead reservation water management board over water rights, including permitting of new uses, changes of existing uses, enforcement of water right calls, and all aspects of enforcement within the exterior boundaries of the Flathead Indian reservation.