Preliminary Decree

Forest Service Reserved Water Rights Compact


DNRC Water Resources Adjudication Information
Montana Water Court

Public Meeting Schedule and Locations to explain Water Court procedures and the USDA Forest Service Compact.

Forest Service Compact Current Use Claims - Choose county and select current use point to view specific water right abstract and topo area map. (may need to refresh web page to view maps correctly)


Choose SUMMARY for description of Reserved Water Rights in the USDA Forest Service-Montana Compact.
Choose FINDINGS if you want to view Water Court Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law.
Choose NOTICE to view Notice of Entry Of Temporary Preliminary Decree And Notice of Availability.
Choose COMPACT to view Montana Code Annotated 85-20-1401.

To view DECREE INDEXES, choose below:

Choose SOURCE if you want to view source listing.
Choose OWNER if you want to view owner listing.
Choose POINT OF DIVERSION if you want to view point of diversion listing.
Choose PRIORITY DATE if you want to view priority date listing.
Choose WATER RIGHT NUMBER if you want to view number listing.

Look here for INDEX INSTRUCTIONS.

To view DECREE ABSTRACTS, choose below:

The complete DECREE.

Look here for ABSTRACT INSTRUCTIONS.
Note files are text files with pre-printed page numbers.

Choose OBJECTION FORM if you want to view  Water Court form for filing objections.
Choose REQUEST FOR EXTENSION to view Water Court form for filing an extension to object.
Choose COUNTER OBJECTION FORM if you want to view Water Court form for filing counter objections.

Updated May 2008

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Contact

Dept. of Natural Resources & Conservation
1625 Eleventh Ave.
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2074
Fax: (406) 444-2684