The Week in Review


A compilation of news from the past week on the CSKT Water Compact

The Billings Gazette Editorial Board supports the CSKT Compact in their newest editorial “CSKT Water Compact Matters to Billings Region” by Gazette Editorial Board, The Billings Gazette, 2/8/15, also published in The Montana Standard

John Youngberg, the Executive Vice President of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation weighs in on why the MFBF supports the Compact: “A Case for the CSKT Water Compact” by John Youngberg, The Daily Interlake, 2/7/15

The Bitterroot Irrigators announced their support of the CSKT Water Compact:
Tribal Water Compact Tension” by Bitterroot Irrigators, The Great Falls Tribune, 2/6/15, also published in the Hungry Horse News. This letter supporting the CSKT Compact was signed by Hans McPherson, rancher-owner of McPherson Farms, and the following entities representing over 37,000 acres in the Bitterroot Valley: Teller Wildlife Refuge, Tucker Crossing Ranch, Etna Ditch, Union Ditch, Valley Springs Ranch, Overturf Ditch, Spooner Ditch, Woods-Parkhurst Ditch, Painted Rocks Water Users Association, Supply Ditch, Kootenai Springs Ranch, Webfoot Ditch, Bitterroot Springs Ranch, Bitterroot Irrigation District, Hawkinson Ranch, Double Fork Ranch, Popham Ranch and Woodside Irrigation District.

Dillon rancher Jim Hagenbarth urges legislators to pass the Compact. Click here to read his letter: “CSKT Water Compact Process Essential to Protect Rights”.

Richard Erb, an irrigator in Moiese, also voiced his support of the Compact in the Daily Interlake in his letter, “Commissioners wrong to oppose Water Compact

Farmers And Ranchers for Montana (FARM), is a coalition of hundreds of farmers and ranchers, united with local leaders, tribal governments, businesses, water-users, and other Montanans who support the approval of a Water Compact.

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