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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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Water Resources

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The Division carries out its duties for the purpose of promoting the general welfare and prosperity of the people of Montana. Sound coordination of the development and utilization of the state’s waters allows the Division to protect existing uses and to promote adequate future supplies for domestic, industrial, agricultural, recreation, the conservation of water for wildlife, aquatic life and other beneficial uses.

Current Topics

State Water Projects Lands Cabin/Home Site Sales

Effective January 1, 2022, Lessees at Painted Rocks and Tongue River reservoirs can nominate their cabin/home site for sale.  Visit the webpage for additional information, or call 444-6693.

New! DNRC web application, StAGE

Offers mobile-friendly customer access to surface water data.

Please visit the HB-110 page for information on the notice you received for HB-110.
Hotline – 406-444-0560 (please be patient as we are experiencing a high volume of calls).

CSKT Compact Information

Information for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes-Montana Compact negotiations and implementation will be posted on this site as it becomes available.

Oil/Gas Development and Water Rights Information

Water use options for oil well development; water rights, conservation districts, water reservations and the oil boom; and guidance for municipalities.

Historical Benefical Use Explained (Video)

Who should I contact?

The Water Resources Regional Offices are here to help! Please contact your local office for assistance or, you may contact the Water Resources Division Main Line at 406-444-6601.

Billings: (406) 247-4415
Bozeman: (406) 586-3136
Glasgow: (406) 228-2561
Havre: (406) 265-5516
Helena: (406) 444-6999
Kalispell: (406) 752-2288
Lewistown: (406) 538-7459
Missoula: (406) 721-4284