Beaverhead River Turbidity and Intense Algal Blooms

Beaverhead River Suffers Pollution Event for Second Consecutive Summer For the second summer in a row the Beaverhead River became markedly cloudy and its banks and back eddies were covered in intense algal blooms, including toxic blue-green algae above and…

Advocacy Update: Improved Suction Dredge Permit

Earlier this year Upper Missouri Waterkeeper submitted technical comments to the Montana DEQ concerning draft revisions to its Suction Dredging General Permit.  Click here to learn more about suction dredge mining. The good news is that DEQ’s final permit, issued…

EPA Approves Montana’s Numeric Nutrient Rule Package

Last December 2014 we sent the EPA a Notice of Intent to Sue for their failure to take mandatory action on Montana’s recently submitted numeric nutrient water quality standards.  EPA acknowledged it was legally required to take action on Montana’s rule…