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Big Hole Watershed Committee

Climate Change Challenge: Less water, longer drought

grant award: $250,000; year awarded: 2017

The Upper Missouri Headwaters is considered one of the highest resiliency landscapes in a priority area for climate adaptation, making it a key investment. The Big Hole Watershed Committee will transform the watershed’s drought management plan from a reactionary approach to a climate-informed model. The new approach will produce a proof of concept for how to quantifiably increase water storage capacity in a high value system and enhance its ability to adapt to the projected precipitation changes, earlier snow melt and hotter summer temperatures.