Understanding Exempt Water Rights


Water rights can be a bit confusing. This summer all property owners received a notice from the State of Montana about the House Bill 110 exempt water right process. Many are wondering if and how they should file on those exempt water rights. 

Lane Nordlund spoke with the Montana State Water Courts Chief Water Judge Russell McElyea and State Representative Walt Sales on what property owners should be aware of. Please watch. 

Montana DNRC also provided this informational video to help property owners understand what exempt water filings are. 

For more information visit the Montana DNRC's website on HB 110 Exempt Claim Filings or visit your local DNRC office. The deadline for filing an exempt water right claim is June 30th, 2019. 

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