Drought Dashboard

The Gallatin River is drought prone.

Drought is not merely a natural event; it is dependent on the demand people place on water supplies. Water conservation is one the easiest steps we can take to help mitigate the impacts of drought.

CURRENT DROUGHT STATUS

Moderate Drought

IMPACT

  • River and stream flows begin to decline
  • Groundwater begins to decline
  • Potential water supply constraints

DROUGHT RESPONSE

  • Upgrade to water efficient plumbing fixtures and appliances
  • Limit outdoor watering to two days per week (between 6-8am or 9-11pm)

DROUGHT OUTLOOK

June 2024, conditions in Big Sky, Montana and the upper Gallatin River have improved from Severe to Moderate Drought. Snowfall in May improved mountain snowpack to normal compared to the average for this time of year.

WATER SAVING ACTIONS

Real-Time Drought Watch

This interactive tool provides a way to look at differnt variables that influence drought conditions for the Gallatin River and surrounding area. Learn how to use the tool.

Drought response means taking action.

As the intensity of drought increases so should our response to saving water so that more water will be available to support the people, plants, wildlife, and fish who depend on the limited water available during drought.  

Drought Status Chart

Drought impacts our quality of life.

The most significant impacts associated with drought are those related to water-intensive activities such as, wildfire protection, drinking water supply, agriculture production, landscape irrigation, recreation, and wildlife preservation. Explore how drought impacts us locally.

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