Ground-Water Investigation Program (GWIP)

Funder Name or Agency: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology
Funding Sources: State Agency
Deadline: April 16, 2018
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The Ground-Water Steering Committee is currently accepting nominations for Ground-Water Investigation Program (GWIP) projects to be initiated during 2019.  GWIP projects are nominated to and prioritized by the Ground-Water Steering Committee, and conducted by the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology.

The Program investigates site-specific water-resource issues throughout Montana.  Proposed projects have included:

  • Potential stream depletion from groundwater development and changes in irrigation practices,
  • Cumulative effects of existing and proposed water development on stream flow,
  • Impacts to groundwater and surface water from changes in irrigation practices or land use,
  • Possible impacts of energy development on groundwater resources,
  • Implementation of aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) in Montana, and
  • Evaluation of mitigation/offset plans in closed basins.

Projects may be nominated by any individual or group. If you are interested in submitting a nomination please see the attachment:

For more information about the program, please click here

We look forward to seeing new nominations.

Please contact either Russ Levens or Ginette Abdo if you have any questions, would like to discuss project ideas or want additional information.

Russ Levens                                                                                    Ginette Abdo

Chair                                                                                                GWIP Program Manager

Ground Assessment Water Steering Committee                    Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology                                                                 

406-444-6679                                                                                406-496-4152