GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Montana Water Rights

Data Provider Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Water Resources Division
Date 12/31/1845 - 01/04/2017
Content Type Downloadable Data
Abstract Water Rights of Montana in file geodatabase format (6 feature classes) and updated daily. The data consists of estimated locations of water right points of diversion (POD) and places of use (POU) from the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) Water Rights Database. There are six separate spatial layers: Points of Diversion (x2), Places of Use polygons (x2), Points of Reservoirs (water rights associated with a reservoir; x2)For administrative purposes, the original version of all water rights is given (feature classes for original version water rights are named with a "1": WR1DIV; WR1POU; WR1RES). If a change of information about a particular water right has occurred over time, there will be an additional version of the water right, and depending on how many changes, there will only be one other version number (greater than 1), which will represent the "current operating authority" version. IN MOST CASES, THE CURRENT OPERATING AUTHORITY DATA SHOULD BE USED (THAT IS, THE FEATURE CLASSES WITHOUT A "1" IN THE FILENAME: WRDIV, WRPOU, AND WRRES).The WRKEY is the unique identifier for a water right. It consists of the WRID hyphenated with the version number (VERID).For detailed reference information about water rights, please contact personnel at the DNRC Water Resources Division at http://www.dnrc.mt.gov/wrd or 406-444-6601. For general information about water rights, see http://dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/water/water-rights/docs/waterrights_in_montana.pdf/view.
Purpose Water rights are for the purpose of managing water resources. The purpose of this layer is the display and analysis of distribution of water rights.
Supplemental Information
The Montana State Library provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The Library did not produce it for, nor is it suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Consumers of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the viability of the information for their purposes. The Library provides these data in good faith but does not represent or warrant its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness. In no event shall the Library be liable for any incorrect results or analysis; any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages to any party; or any lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The Library makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The Library reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
Data Access http://ftp.geoinfo.msl.mt.gov/Data/Spatial/NonMSDI/DNRC_WR/
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Distributor Montana State Library
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Email: geoinfo@mt.gov
Distribution liability The Montana State Library provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The Library did not produce it for, nor is it suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Consumers of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the viability of the information for their purposes. The Library provides these data in good faith but does not represent or warrant its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness. In no event shall the Library be liable for any incorrect results or analysis; any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages to any party; or any lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The Library makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The Library reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
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