City of Bozeman rescinds drought stage, continues to monitor conditions through winter 

Thursday Oct. 14th, 2021

On October 12, 2021 after careful consideration, City Manager Jeff Mihelich has rescinded the City of Bozeman drought declaration based on Bozeman’s current water supply conditions and recent precipitation.
Bozeman’s drought conditions have been improving as winter approaches. The recent snow fall moved the City’s drought score below a Stage 1, allowing for the City to safely rescind the Stage 1 drought declaration. As winter makes it way to the Bozeman area, staff will continue to monitor snowpack, precipitation and local water supplies on a regular basis.

Stage 1 drought surcharges are no longer in effect. Bozeman residents will see Stage 1 surcharges on the bill they receive in October, which reflects usage in September. 
City Manager Jeff Mihelich says, “We are grateful for the recent snow that put us in a position to suspend this drought declaration. Bozeman community members stepped up this summer by reducing outdoor water use, which had a positive impact on our water supplies. I urge folks to remember that these behaviors may be necessary next year as well. Consider doing your part now and prepare to conserve next summer.”

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