Welcome to the website for the Flathead Joint Board of Control (FJBC). This website has been developed to assist irrigators and water users in the Flathead, Mission, and Jocko Valley Irrigation Districts understand the Proposed Flathead Indian Irrigation Project (FIIP) Water Use Agreement between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT), the United States, and the FJBC. This Agreement is part of the larger Flathead Water Rights Compact that may go before the Montana Legislature during the 2013 session.
The FJBC makes every attempt to provide the most up to date information and provide relevant documents to allow the citizens affected by the Agreement to stay as informed as possible. Please evaluate the contents of the FIIP Water Use Agreement on our ‘Documents’ page.
Notice Regarding Referendum: Due to the recent ruling of the Twentieth Judicial District Court, Lake County, the referendum planned for March in which irrigators represented by one of the Irrigation Districts and the FJBC will have the opportunity to vote either for or against signing the FIIP Water Use Agreement has been postponed until that ruling is reviewed by the Montana Supreme Court. The referendum has not been cancelled, but has been delayed because of this litigation.