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History Of Montana River Action

On March 14, 1992, as a result of stream de-watering in 1991, a number of statewide and locally concerned organizations came together and formulated plans to protect Montana's streams against drying up and de-watering to destructive levels.

On May 28, 1992, Montana River Watch was formed with a full-time paid coordinator and an 1-800 toll free number for reporting low streamflows due to de-watering, which causes fish kills and pollution.

On January 1, 1993, as a result of the experience gained during the River Watch effort, Montana River Action was formed. (The original name was "Montana River Action Network.") It was realized that a statewide river action organization was needed that could deal with water issues. MRA's first president, Deborah Smith, guided the organization in its first attempts to protect the integrity of Montana's river systems.

In the summer of 1998 MRA became an all-volunteer organization.

Montana’s river systems are threatened by misuse, overuse, de-watering and pollution. MRA is committed to action against these threats by exposing them to public scrutiny, networking with other organizations and devising action plans to protect or remedy the threats.

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