Governor Mead Pleased With Special Master's Ruling

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Governor Mead Pleased With Special Master's Ruling

The Special Master appointed to hear the state of Montana's allegations that Wyoming violated the Yellowstone River Compact released his recommendations to the U.S Supreme Court Monday. Special Master Barton Thompson Jr. recommended that the court deny most of Montana's claims that Wyoming failed to deliver enough water on the Tongue River.

In 2007, Montana filed a lawsuit against Wyoming claiming the state had taken too much from the Yellowstone River tributary, shorting Montana farmers of about 10,000 acre feet of water over the last decade. Thompson recommends the Supreme Court find that Wyoming shorted Montana only about 1,350 acre feet of water.

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead stated in a news release that he's pleased with the outcome in the case to this point, and that he's proud of the work of the Attorney General and the State Engineer's Office.

Carrol Realty
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