REQUEST FOR TRIBAL MEMBER REVIEW & COMMENT ON EXISTING USE LIST
Under the Compact, all existing uses of water by Tribal members are recognized and protected as part of the Tribal Water Right. The Tribe and the BIA have prepared a preliminary list of these uses and are requesting Tribal members to review the list to ensure that all uses are accurately identified. These uses include all uses of water, whether currently used or historically used any time prior to 2009, and include domestic, stock, irrigation and all other uses of water
As additional uses of Tribal water are permitted or developed in the future, the list will allow us to make sure that existing uses are fully protected.
Tribal members can review the list and reference maps and download and print the public notice and comment form and sent it back to the BIA at the address listed on the form, or it can be turned in to Jerry Lunak at the Blackfeet Water Department or to the BIA Agency Office. Members can also review the list and associated maps and obtain additional information at the Tribal Office or the BIA Agency.
DOWNLOAD THE PUBLIC NOTICE & COMMENT FORM
Please submit your comments by March 8, 2020.