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Montana Natural Resource Information System (NRIS)
A program of Montana State Library, NRIS makes information on Montana's natural resources easily accessible via the internet. These are some of the water resources:

Montana Water Information (NRIS Map Options)
Quick Index to Interactive Applications

Geographic Information System
GIS provides maps, map data, analytical services, and technical assistance for the growing number of users of computerized mapping programs. (NRIS division)

Montana EnviroNET Query
Create custom maps with this database that includes all waterbodies appearing in DEQ's Assessment Database. (NRIS division)

Montana Ground Water Maps - Wells, etc.
Create custom maps. (NRIS division)

Water Information System
A starting point for locating water resources information in Montana, such as data on surface water, groundwater, water quality, riparian areas, water rights, climate data and more. (NRIS division)

Montana Fisheries Information System
Search MFISH by specific waterbody or fish species

Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) - Water Quality

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Montana's Ground-Water Information Center - Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology
MBMG is the central repository for information on the ground-water resources of Montana. The data include well-completion reports from drillers, measurements of well performance and water quality based on site visits, water-level measurements at various wells for periods of up to 40 years, and water-quality reports for thousands of samples.

DNRC - Department Of Natural Resources and Conservation, Water Resources Division Home
"Providing the most benefit, through the best use, of the state's water resources for the people of Montana."

Montana Water Center
Site developed, designed, and administered by the Montana University System Water Center, Montana State University -- Bozeman.

US Geological Survey - Montana Water Resources
Information on the occurrence, quantity, quality, and movement of surface water and ground water in Montana and adjacent areas.

TMDL Program - Total Daily Maximum Load
Environmental Protection Agency site - Click on your watershed for more detailed information on section 303(d) waters.

NAWQA Data Home
USGS chemical, biological, and physical water quality data

Montana Water Page - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EPA - Watershed Home Page
Includes info about a strategy that has as a premise that many water quality and ecosystem problems are best solved at the watershed level rather than at the individual waterbody or discharger level.

EPA - Locate Your Watershed / Surf Your Watershed
Search with name of a city, river, school, county, or state, etc.

EPA - Index of Watershed Indicators
Information services for protecting and restoring water resources

StreamNet On-Line
Cooperative venture of the Pacific Northwest's fish and wildlife agencies and tribes.

River Network
With offices in Portland, Washington DC and Helena. River Network is a national, nonprofit, non-membership organization whose mission is to build effective local organizations for river protection throughout the United States. MRA is a River Network partner.

Clean Water Network
A national organization watching the federal government and networking throughout the nation. CWN is an alliance of more than 1,000 organizations that endorse its platform paper, the National Agenda for Clean Water, which outlines the need for strong clean water safeguards to protect human health and the environment. MRA is a member of Clean Water Network.

Earthjustice
Earthjustice also has an interest in keeping Montana water unpolluted and freeflowing


MRA Member Commercial Sites New
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Whitewater Rafting and Canoeing Adventures in Idaho, Oregon and Montana

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