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DEQ to Hold Public Meetings on Musselshell River Water Quality Planning Activities

Harlowton and Roundup scheduled

Monday, June 15, 2015/Categories: Department of Environmental Quality/Tags:

Helena -- The Montana Department of Environmental Quality will host two public meetings to provide information to landowners and other members of the community on the Musselshell Watershed Water Quality Planning Project.

The water quality project is a watershed-wide assessment for streams, reservoirs, and wetlands to determine the overall health of aquatic resources in the Musselshell River watershed, identify where and how water quality can be improved, and identify where waters are in good health and how they can remain clean for future use.

The first meeting will be Monday, June 22 in Roundup at the Ambulance Barn, located at 704 1st Street East.  The second meeting will be on Tuesday June 23, in Harlowton at the USDA Service Center, located at 809 2nd Avenue NW.  Both meetings will run from 7:00 p.m. to approximately 8:30 p.m.

The headwaters of the Musselshell River are in the Crazy, Little Belt, and Castle Mountains in west-central Montana and the river extends about 350 miles to its confluence with the Missouri River at Fort Peck Reservoir. Its basin encompasses portions of ten counties and drains more than 6,000,000 acres. The river is known for occasional flood events as well as late summer dewatering problems.

For more information or other questions, please contact Jordan Tollefson at (406) 444-5341, or by email at: jtollefson@mt.gov  DEQ will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this meeting. If you require an accommodation, please contact Carrie Greeley at: cgreeley@mt.gov or 406-444-6749 by June 19, 2015.

For more information:

 

Paul J. Driscoll
Public Information Officer
Department of Environmental Quality
Planning, Prevention & Assistance Division
P.O. Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901
406-444-6421

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