Drainage Districts (Montana)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Montana

Applies to States or Provinces Montana
Name Drainage Districts (Montana)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Primary Website http://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca_toc/85_8.htm
Applicable Jurisdiction Local Drainage Districts, if formed

Last Review 2014-09-15


A Drainage District may be created by petition of landowners who desire to construct one or more drains, ditches, levees, waste ditches, or other works across the lands of others or to straighten, widen, deepen, or otherwise alter any natural stream or watercourse not navigable. Such activities must be for the promotion of the public health or welfare and the drainage of the lands and removal of surface waters therefrom; or the desire to maintain and keep in repair any such drain, ditch, or levee heretofore constructed under any law of this state. This section provides information pertaining to the creation, dissolution, operation, and alteration of such districts. Districts are authorized to issue bonds and otherwise finance relevant projects, and to participate in flood control and planning, as well as development activities.

Policy Contact

Department Local Drainage District


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 85-8 MCA