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Low snowpack may mean low water year in Madison Valley, NorthWestern Energy monitoring conditions and working with stakeholders

Hebgen Reservoir area snowpack levels are less than 75% of the 30-year median level, one indication that there may be low water levels in the Madison Valley in the summer and fall.

"2024 may be another challenging water management year on the Madison River with potentially too little water to fully meet all of the needs in the system," NorthWestern Energy Director of Hydro Operations Jeremy Clotfelter said. "NorthWestern Energy is monitoring conditions and forecasts closely, while working with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks, the U.S. Forest Service, U.S...

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