Drainage Districts (Montana)
Last modified on February 17, 2013.
|Name||Drainage Districts (Montana)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Applicable Jurisdiction|| Local Drainage Districts, if formed
A Drainage District may be created by petition of landowners who desire to construct one or more drains, ditches, levees, waste ditches, or other works across the lands of others or to straighten, widen, deepen, or otherwise alter any natural stream or watercourse not navigable. Such activities must be for the promotion of the public health or welfare and the drainage of the lands and removal of surface waters therefrom; or the desire to maintain and keep in repair any such drain, ditch, or levee heretofore constructed under any law of this state. This section provides information pertaining to the creation, dissolution, operation, and alteration of such districts. Districts are authorized to issue bonds and otherwise finance relevant projects, and to participate in flood control and planning, as well as development activities.
|Department|| Local Drainage District
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:|| 85-8 MCA