The Water Resources Division promotes and coordinates the beneficial use, conservation, protection and development of Montana’s water resources. Click here to learn more about the Department or to access their information.
The National Ground Water Association is the hallmark organization for anyone affiliated with the groundwater industry. A nonprofit organization, NGWA is composed of U.S. and international groundwater professionals — contractors, scientists and engineers, equipment manufacturers, and suppliers. Our purpose is to provide guidance to members, government representatives, and the public for sound scientific, economic, and beneficial development, protection, and management of the world's groundwater resources.
The Ground Water Information Center at the Montana Bureau of Mines is the central repository for information on the ground-water resources of Montana. The data include well-completion reports from drillers, measurements of well performance and water quality based on site visits, water-level measurements at various wells for periods of up to 60 years, and water-quality reports for thousands of samples. The databases at GWIC are continually updated with new data from driller's logs, MBMG research projects, and research projects from other agencies.
The Water Information System (WIS) is the starting point for finding water resources information in Montana, such as data on surface water, groundwater, water quality, riparian areas, water rights, climate data and more. The WIS makes high quality water information, including GIS data, interactive applications, maps, and water-related links, discoverable to the public from one common starting place.