Confluence has been retained to complete an irrigation water management study on Brown’s Gulch near Ramsay, Montana. The purpose of the study is to identify and assess the opportunities for increasing in-stream flows in lower Brown’s Gulch. Environmental goals are to improve fish habitat; mitigate water quality concerns such as temperature, nutrients, and siltation; and improve the efficiency and durability of the irrigation infrastructure. Confluence’s water resources engineer and project manager Ronda Burns, PE, will be collaborating with the private landowner, Watershed Restoration Coalition, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and private groups. Brown’s Gulch is a key tributary to Silver Bow Creek, part of the headwaters of the Clark Fork River. 

Confluence has worked on numerous irrigation studies and water resource studies with landowners.