Resolution 19-09: Fund the Modernization of St. Mary’s Diversion

  • Area Originating From: Area 1
  • General Session Action: Passed with Amendment
  • Submitted by: Valley County CD
 

WHEREAS:  The Milk River System’s St. Mary’s Diversions collapse is imminent;

WHEREAS:  Funding for the rebuild is inadequate and the funding ratio (75% irrigators/25% Bureau of Reclamation) is unsustainable, as the water is also used by municipalities, wildlife and recreation interests;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: the Montana Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) requests the Montana Congressional Delegation to work with DOI to amend the funding ratio and procure funding to modernize the system before its failure.  

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: To also procure funding to modernize the system before its failure, starting with the diversion dam.