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By Marko Manoukian
P.C. Extension Agent 

AWR sues to stop flow of St. Mary water for Bull Trout


November 6, 2019

At the last St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group meeting it was discussed that the Alliance for the Wild Rockies on October 1, 2019 announced a 60-day notice of intent to sue federal agencies over declining bull trout numbers in Glacier National Park. This would essentially stop the flow of water from the St. Mary River into the Milk River, eliminating drinking water for 18,000 people, dry up 120,000 irrigated acres and leaving more than a million people hungry from its production.

Since the SMRWG formed in 2003, the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) was aware that the project took some bull tr...

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