Native American Water Rights Settlement Project
 

Tribes

Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation

Settlement

Fort Peck - MT Compact

Reservation

Fort Peck Indian Reservation

State

MT

Watershed

Missouri River Basin

Document Type

Settlement Agreement and State Legislation

Publisher

MT

Publication Date

5-15-1985

Abstract

State Legislation: Fort Peck - Montana Compact (1985) Parties: The Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation and Montana: The Tribes have the right to divert annually from the Missouri River, certain of its tributaries, and groundwater beneath the Reservation the lesser of (i) 1,050,472 acre-feet of water, or (ii) the quantity of water necessary to supply a consumptive use of 525,236 acre-feet per year for the uses and purposes set forth in this Compact with a priority date of May 1, 1888, provided that no more than 950,000 acre-feet of water, or the quantity of water necessary to supply a consumptive use of 475,000 acre-feet may be diverted annually from surface water sources. The right may be leased off-Reservation with some limitations. This right is held in trust by the US for the benefit of the Tribes and is further defined and limited as set forth in this Compact. Within the Reservation, use of water in the exercise of the Tribal Water Right for any purpose may be authorized by the Tribes without regard to whether such use is beneficial as defined by valid state law. Use of the Tribal Water Right outside the State shall be in compliance with state law. The State shall administer all rights to the use of surface water and groundwater within or off the Reservation which are not a part of the Tribal Water Right. The Tribe shall enact a Tribal Water Code. A Fort-Peck Compact Board shall be formed to resolve disputes. [Source| http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/mca/85/20/85-20-201.htm]

Comments

State Legislation ratifying Compact:19 pages.

Permanent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/1928/21798

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