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Tester introduces historic Fort Belknap Indian Community water compact


December 19, 2019

Note: This was provided by the office of Sen. Jon Tester

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jon Tester today introduced the historic Fort Belknap Indian Community Water Compact in the United States Senate.

The FBIC Water Compact will ratify the FBIC water rights settlement with the State of Montana, establish resources for critical water infrastructure development, provide for tribal and non-tribal irrigation rights, and return sacred FBIC lands to federal trust.

“The FBIC Water Compact will provide certainty for water users, help boost our state’s economy, and protect the rights of irrigat...

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