Tester, Daines, Rosendale, Zinke, Gianforte Lead Charge to Complete Ft. Belknap Water Settlement, the Final Indian Water Rights Settlement in Montana
Senators introduce Fort Belknap Indian Community Water Settlement
June 21, 2023
U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines, with the support of Representatives Matt Rosendale and Ryan Zinke, and Montana Governor Greg Gianforte, introduced the historic Fort Belknap Indian Community (FBIC) Water Settlement in the United States Senate.
The FBIC Water Settlement will ratify the FBIC Water Rights Compact with the State of Montana, provide resources for critical water infrastructure development like the completion of the Milk River Project, give certainty to both Tribal and non-Tribal irrigators and restore FBIC lands to federal trust ensuring their preservation for years to...