De-funded Flathead Water Quality Watchdog Redefines Itself

De-funded Flathead Water Quality Watchdog Redefines Itself

News Type: State Source: MT Public Radio
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The Flathead Basin Commission is redefining its role protecting water quality in northwest Montana, after legislators gutted its funding last November and its executive director was fired in February.

The Commission spent much of Wednesday reinventing itself.

Members discussed which issues they should address. By day’s end, they narrowed in on coordinating water quality monitoring between local agencies, monitoring the development of the Flathead River Management Plan and identifying so-called “orphan issues” that other agencies may have overlooked.