Irrigation Efficiency Project

Introduction
In 2008, the Blackfoot Challenge initiated the Irrigation Efficiency Project with the goals of promoting efficient and sustainable water use while maintaining agricultural production in the Blackfoot Watershed.  The Irrigation Efficiency Program consists of three primary components – irrigation system energy efficiency evaluations, irrigation scheduling or irrigation water management, and irrigation equipment maintenance.
Energy Efficiency Evaluations

Efficiency…

2019 Weekly Irrigation Reports

Sept. 27 Irrigation, Crops & Soils Report
Sept. 20 Irrigation, Crops & Soils Report
Sept. 13 Irrigation, Crops & Soils Report
Sept. 7 Irrigation, Crops & Soils Report
August 30 Irrigation, Crops & Soils Report
August 23 Irrigation, Crops & Soils Report
August 16 Irrigation, Crops & Soils Report
August 9 Irrigation, Crops & Soils Report
August 2 Irrigation, Crops & Soils Report
July…

2018 Weekly Irrigation Reports

2018 Blackfoot Annual Irrigation Report
Sept. 28 Irrigation, Crops & Soils Report
Sept. 21 Irrigation, Crops & Soils Report
Sept. 14 Irrigation, Crops & Soils Report
Sept. 7 Irrigation, Crops & Soils Report
August 31 Irrigation, Crops & Soils Report
August 24 Irrigation, Crops & Soils Report
August 10 Irrigation, Crops & Soils Report
August 3 Irrigation, Crops & Soils Report
July 27 Irrigation,…

2017 Weekly Irrigation Reports

September 22, 2017, Irrigation Scheduling Report
September 8, 2017, Irrigation Scheduling Report
September 1, 2017, Irrigation Scheduling Report
August 25, 2017, Irrigation Scheduling Report
August 18, 2017, Irrigation Scheduling Report
August 11, 2017, Irrigation Scheduling Report
August 4, 2017, Irrigation Scheduling Report
July 28, 2017, Irrigation Scheduling Report
July 21, 2017, Irrigation Scheduling Report
July 14, 2017, Irrigation Scheduling Report
July 7, 2017,…

Irrigation Report Archive

2016:
BC 2016 Irrigation Scheduling Summary Report
BC Weekly Report September 23, 2016
BC Weekly Report September 16, 2016
BC Weekly Report September 9, 2016
BC Weekly Report September 2, 2016
BC Weekly Report August 26, 2016
BC Weekly Report August 19, 2016
BC Weekly Report August 12, 2016
BC Weekly Report August 5, 2016
BC Weekly Report July 29, 2016
BC Weekly Report July 22,…

Introduction

Drought is a natural occurrence.  We cannot control when drought occurs or the severity of drought but what we can do is learn to work within the constraints of drought and take steps to ensure that our actions do not compound the impacts of drought.  These ideals are the driving force …

Current Water Supply Information and Drought Updates

Updates from the Blackfoot Drought Committee
8-6-2019:  Drought Response Plan Now Active
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2019 REPORTS>
Blackfoot Water Supply Report, June 10, 2019>
Blackfoot Water Supply Report, May 15, 2019
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Blackfoot Water Supply Report, April 8, 2019>
Blackfoot Water Supply Report, March 8, 2019
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Blackfoot Water Supply Report, Feb. 7, 2019
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2018 REPORTS
Blackfoot Water Supply Report, June 8, 2018>
Blackfoot Water Supply Report, May 15, 2018>
Blackfoot…

The Blackfoot Drought Response Plan

The Blackfoot Drought Response Plan provides the framework for the shared sacrifice approach to drought management in the Blackfoot.  It details activities of the Blackfoot Drought Committee as well as actions taken by water users at biologically based stream flow and temperature triggers. Although the plan is dynamic, meaning it has and will continue to…

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News and Events

News
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Water Rights Compact Informational Meeting – Wednesday November 12th, 2014
Meet the Blackfoot Challenge’s new Water Steward Jennifer Schoonen!
Statewide water planning process underway; meetings scheduled throughout Clark Fork Basin
With a focus on a unique and iconic watershed, the Blackfoot Challenge works to balance water needs and availability through shared sacrifice and…