Irrigation Infrastructure Inventory

Montana’s Department of Natural Resources and Conservation looked to WGM Group water rights experts Julie Merritt and John Westenberg to conduct an inventory and assessment of irrigation systems throughout Montana. Over 200 irrigation system operators were surveyed to gain a comprehensive understanding of the condition of existing infrastructure so cost estimates could be developed for necessary improvements. A GIS database was developed identifying the location of the main diversions and conveyance structures, as well as information regarding system maintenance needs and other relevant attributes.

Location

Throughout Montana

Project Type

Water Resources