CONTINUING FEDERAL GRAZING DISTRICT'S WATER RIGHTS SAGA
March 24, 2021
The Valley County Conservation District has been trying to alert their constituents, and others, about how the federal government is succeeding in taking the vested water rights away from the Federal Grazing District allotment holders without any just compensation. The feds were aided by our Montana Water Court and the Montana Supreme Court which both ruled in favor of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the Beaver Creek (south Phillips and Valley counties) adjudication. These courts may have violated the 1972 Montana Constitution which stated, "(3) All surface, underground, flood, and a...
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