Water Use Act (Montana)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Name||Water Use Act (Montana)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear|
Any use of water in the state of Montana is established as a public use, and the waters within the state are established as property of the people of the state. This chapter provides for the administration, control, and regulation of water rights by the state and establishes a system of centralized records of all water rights. The chapter addresses the powers and duties of the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, water rights records, costs and fees for environmental impact statements, water measurement and leasing, the adjudication of water rights, as well as relevant permits, appropriations, and certificates. The chapter has sections pertaining to the utilization of water, groundwater, water use and diversion from the Yellowstone River Basin, and Indian and Federal water rights.
|Department||Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation|
|Division||Water Resources Division|
|Address||1424 Ninth Avenue|
|Address 2||PO Box 201601|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||85-2 MCA, Parts 1 through 8|
|Authority 2:||ARM 36.12.101 through 1212|