Flathead Basin Public Meeting

Jackson Lake

Managing hydrologic conditions in the Flathead basin can present complex challenges, depending on the available snowpack each water year. To aid in understanding the way the Flathead basin system is operated, Energy Keepers Inc., Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and NOAA Weather Service hosted a virtual informational meeting on March 14, 2024, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. MST.

Representatives provided overviews of Hungry Horse and Seli’š Ksanka Qlispe’dams, basin conditions and reservoir operations for water years 2022 and 2023, and the current water supply outlook and snowpack conditions.

Presentations from the meeting can be found at the links below. Links are in the order in which presentations were made. Additionally, the bottom link is the recorded meeting.

03/2024 Overview of Hungry Horse Dam Operations PDF 4.02 MB
03/2024 Se̓liš Ksanka Ql̓ispe Dam History PDF 5.50 MB
03/2024 Columbia Basin Water Management PDF 969 KB
03/2024 Northwest Montana Weather and Streamflow Conditions for WY22 and WY23 PDF 2.94 MB
03/2024 WY2022 & 2023 Hungry Horse Dam Operations PDF 4.47 MB
03/2024 EKI’s Stewardship of Flathead Lake and the Lower Flathead River 2024
PDF 2.37 MB
Recorded Presentations
03/2024 Flathead Basin Conditions Presentations HTML
Related Websites
US Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District Website
Energy Keepers Inc. Website
NOAA - NWS Forecast Office Missoula, MT
Flathead Basin

Last Updated: 3/15/24