Water conservation

Conversion from flood to sprinkler irrigation coupled with stream channel restoration often results in increased stream flows that benefit migratory trout.  Additionally, instream water leases ensure maintaining life-sustaining flows in drought years. 

BBCTU has established instream water leases on 8 key tributaries and water conveyance on 32 tributaries.

Here's an example of water conservation in action.  Historically dewatered by irrigation diversions, this Blackfoot tributary sprang back to life after converting the upstream pastures from flood irrigation to pivot irrigation.

                                        (Press F5 to replay the transition)
                
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