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The Montana Water Court was created by the 1979 Legislature to facilitate and expedite the statewide adjudication of over 219,000 state of Montana water rights and Indian and Federal reserved water rights claims. The Water Court has exclusive jurisdiction over the adjudication of any and all water rights claims. The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) Water Adjudication Bureau assists the Montana Water Court in the adjudication of all claims to pre-July 1, 1973 water rights. The Bureau examines all claims pursuant to Supreme Court rules and provides a summary report to the Water Court on each of the 85 basins in the state.
Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of chemicals used since the 1940s, have recently emerged as a contaminant of concern in surface water groundwater due to their persistence and potential to cause adverse human health effects. As a result of this new awareness, the EPA has released draft groundwater clean-up guidelines for public comment. As part of HydroSolutions’ mission to provide our clients with the highest level of technical expertise, our remediation experts will be following these developments in PFAS groundwater remediation standards closely.
Climate change plus population growth are setting the stage for water shortages in parts of the U.S. long before the end of the century, according to a new study in the AGU journal Earth’s Future.
Hotter conditions have played a much greater role in reducing flow during the ongoing Millennium Drought than in a mid-20th century drought.
“Invasive mussels can devastate aquatic ecosystems, clog water intake pipes and delivery systems, cover boat launches and beaches, and impact any economic sector dependent on water,” Christiaens said. “They pose a major threat to Montana’s environment, economy, recreation, and human health."
In a fresh look at flood risk, a new model estimates that more Americans live in at-risk areas surrounding small flood-prone streams. FEMA mapping currently covers only about 60% of the conterminous United States and may not represent headwater areas and smaller floodplains.
Protect Your Groundwater Day (#PYGWD), sponsored by the National Groundwater Association, is an opportunity to raise awareness about the responsible development and management of groundwater resources. On Protect Your Groundwater Day, NGWA encourages members of the public, business, industry, and government agencies to become “Groundwater Protectors” by taking steps to conserve and protect groundwater resources.
We all hear about hydraulic fracturing (fracking) injecting large volumes of water under extremely high pressures, miles deep, to create the little cracks that enable oil and/or gas to flow. But perhaps you’ve wondered where all that water actually goes. No really—you must have wondered, right, maybe before you fall asleep or in the middle of the night? Here is a study from the journal Groundwater that attempts to answer that puzzling question.
A NASA-led scientific research project supported by NASA’s Terrestrial Hydrology Program has undertaken a study to improve remote sensing of snow-water equivalent, particularly in forested watersheds. The first part of the study involved extensive field work to collect data for the evaluation of various remote sensing techniques, with the ultimate aim of designing a remote sensing space mission.
The U.S. Geological Survey has released a new web-based groundwater visualization tool called GWWebFlow. The tool is designed to help those without specialized groundwater modeling knowledge visualize inputs and outputs of MODFLOW groundwater models.
Surface Water Ocean Topography
The first satellite dedicated to hydrology! By using microwaves and the principles of interferometry (signal phase analysis) it is able to measure from space the elevation of the earth’s surface waters to the nearest 1 cm.