Legal Alert - Disputes Over Interstate Compacts Increase


by Cynthia M. Chandley, L. William Staudenmaier, Karlene E. Martorana and Christopher W. Payne

On December 29, 2014, a special master recommended that the U.S. Supreme Court find that Wyoming failed to make deliveries of Tongue River water to Montana in accordance with the Yellowstone River Compact. However, the special master’s finding is limited to violations in just two years, 2004 and 2006, and for relatively small amounts of water—1,300 acre-feet and 56 acre-feet, respectively.

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