Yellowstone River Compact Commission
2018 Annual Commission meeting to be
held on Dec. 4th at 8:00 AM in Billings, Montana at the Clocktower Inn, 2511 1st Avenue
History of the Compact
The Yellowstone River Compact was ratified in 1950 and
effective in 1951. The Yellowstone River Compact Commission (YRCC) is a
three member commission charged with apportioning the waters of the
Yellowstone River and its tributaries.
The Compact was entered into by
Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming to:
- provide for an equitable division and apportionment
of the waters of the Yellowstone River and its tributaries.
- encourage the beneficial development and use of the
recognizing the great importance of water for irrigation that would
arise from future projects or programs for the regulation, control, and
use of water in the Yellowstone River Basin.
- further intergovernment cooperation and remove causes
of controversy over distribution and use of water.
LOCATION OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF THE YELLOWSTONE
RIVER COMPACT COMMISSION
U.S. Geological Survey
Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center
3162 Bozeman Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-457-5900 (office)