CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A senior lawyer with the Montana Attorney General’s Office said Tuesday that he sees areas of victory for the state in a hearing officer’s recommendation this week on how the U.S. Supreme Court ought to rule in a dispute over allocation of water on the Tongue River.
CASPER, Wyo. — After more than 37 years of ongoing water rights cases in the Big Horn River Basin, the case’s final decree was signed Friday.
I read the letter to the editor in the Daily Inter Lake on July 11, “Lawsuits Will Sting if Tribal Water Compact Isn’t Approved.”
The Wyoming Attorney General’s Office is seeking dismissal of an interstate water rights lawsuit pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing the state shouldn’t be held liable for what its attorneys call a “trickle” of water at the heart of the cross-border dispute.
HELENA — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are asking a federal judge to block two state courts from deciding on water rights on the Flathead reservation.
An initial decision is expected by mid-2014 in Montana’s bid to prove Wyoming took too much water from the Yellowstone River basin.
HELENA — The Montana Legislature's failure to ratify a water-rights compact has left the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes no choice but to take legal action, a tribal spokesman said.
CASPER, Wyo. -- An agreement to sell Sheridan County's 45 percent ownership of Lake DeSmet water rights to Johnson County is contingent on the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission approving a 99-year, $3 million water rights lease designed to protect fishing and recreation in the lake.
Crow Tribe Water Resources Office workers gather for a photograph during a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Reno Diversion headgate on the Little Bighorn River.
Officials of the Crow Tribe gather for a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Reno Diversion headgate on the Little Bighorn River.
Officials of the Crow Tribe gather for a groundbreaking ceremony for the first project under a $461 million water settlement agreement.
The Montana Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission and the Bureau of Land Management will hold a public meeting and negotiation sessions concerning the BLM's reserved water rights on the Judith River and Arrow Creek.
HELENA — Helena will lose more than half of its drinking water supply from Tenmile Creek — the city’s main source of water — unless a water master’s decision is overturned.
The Bates Land Co. out of Bozeman is marketing 1,212 acre-feet of water from Tenmile Creek for $9.6 million.
Members of the Crow tribe who own land on the reservation protest the possible sale of tribal water rights outside of the James F. Battin Federal Courthouse on Jan. 26, 2011.
Attorneys from Montana and Wyoming squared off before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday in a cross-border dispute over how they share the region's scarce water supplies.
HELENA - Several Montana ranchers and water users who petitioned the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation over a water rights issue were notified Monday that the matter will get a closer look.
ABSAROKEE — Polly Rex holds water rights dating back more than a century. But the Absarokee-area rancher wonders what they’ll be worth if the state doesn’t change its policy regarding new wells.