Missouri-Madison Hydro Project 2188
Welcome to the Missouri-Madison Project 2188 Coordination Site.
NorthWestern Energy owns and operates two dams (Hebgen & Madison) on the Madison River and seven dams (Hauser, Holter, Black Eagle, Rainbow, Cochrane, Rainbow, & Morony) on the Missouri River. NorthWestern is authorized to operate all nine facilities by the Project 2188 license issued by The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in September 2000. The FERC license specifies conditions for operation and maintenance of the project including conditions to protect environmental resources.
The purpose of this site is to provide information on NorthWestern Energy’s ongoing resource stewardship programs implemented in the 525-mile river corridor from West Yellowstone to Fort Peck Reservoir.
Missouri-Madison Comprehensive Recreation Plan
Recreation managers and others interested in the recreation opportunities and resources within the Project Area can use the CRP to:
- Gain an overall understanding of the recreational resources, issues and trends affecting recreational resources in the Project Area and to consider how specific recreation projects fit within the entire project area.
- Understand which entity (NorthWestern Energy or its agency partners) is primarily responsible for ongoing operation and maintenance of key recreation sites, services and facilities.
- Understand how the CRP will be implemented.
- Guide funding for recreation projects consistent with existing plans adopted by various governmental entities. The CRP does not create mandatory requirements for recreation managers.
- Understand criteria for funding recreation projects with funds from the River Fund (established to fund projects under this CRP) and for NorthWestern Energy matching funds.
- Find information about how specific recreation projects fit within the context of the river corridor and other resources and management plans.
- Know how to apply for project funds from the River Fund.