Montana Lawmakers Briefed On Water Rights In Face Of Climate ChangeNews Type: State Source: Montana Public Radio
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Montana lawmakers were briefed on a draft legislative study about water rights in the age of climate change.
Montana may continue to see years or decades long droughts amid rising annual average temperatures, according to the study presented to the legislative Water Policy Interim Committee on July 13.
Democratic state Sen. Jill Cohenour of East Helena says the report reinforces the observable effects of climate change, such as longer dry seasons and earlier snow runoff.