Water Rights Workshop
October 20 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Join the Gallatin River Task Force as we dive into water rights in the upper Gallatin watershed. Topics will include water rights 101, in-stream flow, water supply planning, and wastewater discharge and disposal options.
11am -12pm: Kerri Strasheim, Department of Natural Resource Conservation: Water Rights 101; General water rights and water law.
12-12:30pm: Lunch Break
12:30-1:30pm: Megan Casey, Trout Unlimited: In-stream Flow; “In the face of increasing demands on a decreasing water supply, cold-water fisheries are often the first to feel it. By enabling water right holders to change aspects of their uses, conserved water can be legally protected in-stream to bolster critical habitat and restore degraded systems. Similarly, expanding Montana’s framework for mitigating new water uses could provide more, and more effective, ways to offset depletions resulting from new development.”
1:30- 2:15: Kerri Stasheim, DNRC: Current Water Supply Planning; Area-specific conditions, challenges, and available tools.
2:15-3:30pm: Mace Mangold, WGM Engineering Group: Wastewater Discharge and Water Supply Planning; How disposal options relate to conservation, water supply and water rights, and in-stream water quality. Mace will look at Canyon Area disposal alternatives.
To register, clicker here.
If you have questions, please reach out to Kate Foley at [email protected].