Western Montana Water Rights

Note to our readers:  Our thanks to Jon Metropoulos for this excellent letter to Attorney General Fox in response to the CSKT’s recent suit.  Make no mistake about it.  By writing this letter, Mr. Metropoulos not only stood up for the rights of irrigators, but for every person living in western Montana who will be impacted by this compact.  The statements made by the CSKT in their complaint speak volumes about their beliefs and agenda related to the land and water within reservation boundaries, as well as their distain for irrigators and the institutions of the state of Montana.  The proverbial cat is now out of the bag and there is no putting it back in.

10 March 2014

Re: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes v. Montana Water Court 20thJudicial District Three Irrigation Districts. Numerous individual water rights claimants. Secretary of the Department of Interior and Bureau of Indian Affairs-CV-14-44-M-DLC

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