Montana Supreme Court Upholds Water Court’s Dismissal Of Claim Objection
Mealey's (June 17, 2015, 8:04 AM EDT) -- HELENA, Mont. — An objector to a water diversion application failed to present evidence that the holder put the water to beneficial use, that the diversion involved a separate water source and that the holder abandoned its rights, the Montana Supreme Court ruled Sept. 16, 2014 (Donald C. Marks v. 71 Ranch, LP, No. DA 13-0489, Mont. Sup.; 2014 Mont. LEXIS 589).
(Opinion available. Document #95-141023-001Z.)
In 1982, Louise R. Galt, widow of Wellington Rankin, filed statements of claim for water rights held by 71 Ranch...