CLOSING LETTER: Cattle Grazing near Noke Creek

On October 25, 2001, the Board received a complaint from a resident of the Moyie River valley, south of Cranbrook. The complainant’s 25-acre property is completely surrounded by Crown rangeland. The complainant holds a domestic water license that permits her to take up to 1500 gallons of water per day from Noke Creek.

According to the complainant, cattle defecate in and around Noke Creek and her water intake, polluting the water. The complainant is concerned about the health risks associated with drinking the water.



February 2002


Natural Resource Region

Kootenay / Boundary


Rocky Mountain