Bair Reservoir – Martinsdale MT


The PWA allocated $778,000 toward the construction of two reservoirs in Meagher County: the Bair Reservoir on the North Fork of the Musselshell River and the Martinsdale Reservoir on the river’s South Fork. 45% of the money for the project was a PWA grant.

The reservoirs were built to store 23,000 acre-feet of water toward the irrigation of at least 20,000 acres.

Source notes

"Omaha Firm Awarded Contract For Musselshell River Irrigation Contract"; Big Timber Pioneer, Mar. 24, 1938, page 1.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on February 9, 2014.

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Martinsdale, MT

Coordinates: 46.5828, -110.5639

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