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

  • Area Originating From: Area 1
  • General Session Action: Draft
  • 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 unfair, 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 to amend the funding ratio and procure funding to modernize the system before its failure.