News & Announcements

INTERACTIVE MAP FOR WATER QUALITY DATA

We are please to announce that a new online map is available for viewing groundwater and surface water quality data in the District!  The map also contains tools for finding information on geology, groundwater flow, and other environmental data.  Access the GLWQD Map.

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KBZK REPORTS ON GLWQD CITIZEN SCIENCE STREAM GAUGE PARTNERSHIP ON BRIDGER CREEK

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The CrowdHydrology gauge is upstream of the pedestrian bridge just north of Creekwood Drive.

Southwest Montana CBS news affiliate KBZK published a piece on GLWQD’s partnership with the US Geological Survey to install Montana’s first CrowdHydrology stream monitoring station, located on Bridger Creek in the Creekwood Subdivision.  CrowdHydrology turns citizens into scientists by providing an opportunity for anyone to report the water level to a database via text message, where it is reviewed before being posted for public use.

The KBZK story is available HERE.

Please take a moment to text in a reading if you’re walking Bridger Creek in the area!

Data from the gauge can be viewed or downloaded from the CrowdHydrology website HERE.

WELL OWNER’S REFRESHER: TAKING CARE OF YOUR GROUNDWATER VIDEO

This video, put together by Montana State University Extension Water Quality is a great resource for homeowners new to using a well and septic, or a great refresher for anyone. Check it out here:

GALLATIN COUNTY WATER SUPPLY OUTLOOK

Gallatin County Extension is now compiling monthly water supply outlook reports for the Gallatin County region, reporting data from nearby NRCS SNOTEL sites and USGS stream gages and comparing it to longer term averages.  The reports also include the NRCS Surface Water Supply Index and the NOAA’s Drought Monitor maps.  Online reports can be found here.