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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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Montana Drought Management Plan Drought Task Force Meeting, Oct. 5, 2022

October 5, 2022
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

In person (full meeting): Montana Room – DNRC Headquarters
1539 11th Ave., Helena – 1st floor
Remote (first half): Via Zoom 
Meeting ID: 824 7776 4996; Password: 817950
Dial by Telephone: +1 646 558 8656

Meeting Objectives:
• Review and discuss current drought conditions, season overview, and forecast for fall and winter.
• Discuss proposed state drought response framework and potential modifications or additions.
• Recommend drought response framework for Montana’s Drought Management Plan.

Please note: Zoom is only available for the first half (DWSAC) portion of the meeting. The Drought Task Force will meet in person.

9:30 Welcome and Introductions (in-person and Zoom) Shawn Johnson, UM

9:35 Drought and Water Supply Advisory Committee (DWSAC) Business (in-person and Zoom)
- Current MT Drought Status & Season Summary Troy Blandford, MT State Library
- Streamflow Conditions & Season Summary Aaron Fiaschetti, USGS
- Fall and Early Winter Forecast Arin Peters, NWS

10:30 Break (Task Force members: Please make your way to the Montana Room for the in-person remainder of the meeting if you attended the first part virtually).

10:40 Drought Task Force working meeting (in person)
- Drought planning progress update
- Drought response framework – presentation and discussion

11:45 Timeline for completion and looking ahead

12:00 Adjourn

DWSAC/Montana Drought Task Force 
Ian Foley, Department of Agriculture
Cody Ferguson, Department of Commerce
Galen Steffens, Department of Environmental Quality
Stephen Begley, Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Mike Honeycutt, Department of Livestock
Jake Ganieany, Department of Military Affairs – Emergency Services
Anna Pakenham Stevenson, Department of Natural Resources and Conservation