Swift Dam

 

Pondera County is located in the heart of the Golden Triangle, famous for quality wheat and barley production. The county contains 1625 square miles and is very rural with approximately 6400 residents in the communities of Conrad, Valier, Dupuyer, Brady, and Heart Butte. The elevation varies from 3300' on the eastern plains to 8500' at the Continental Divide. Major watersheds include the Marias and Teton River drainages. Lake Frances near  Valier is fed from Swift Reservoir and is a major supplier for irrigation and household water. Also, the Tiber water system has approximately 450 miles of water lines to serve 270 households, utilizing water impounded at Lake Elwell on the Marias River.

There are approximately 950,000 acres in farms in Pondera County, comprised of pasture land, dry land, and irrigated. Crops grown in the county include wheat, barley, pulses, oilseeds, and hay. Beef cattle and sheep are also important agricultural products raised in the county. 
Health facilities and retirement homes also are important economic contributors in Pondera County. The Pondera Medical Center is very modern and serves a multi-county area with an economic impact of over $12 million.
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Upcoming Events

 April 17, 2019 - Private Applicator Initial Training

Looking for a private applicator license? Join this training to learn everything you need to learn to obtain your license. Pre-register at the pesticide education program website. The training is $30 and is located at the Moose Lodge.

April 25, 2019- Planning Your Vegetable Garden 

Join us at Marias Greenhouse at 6:00 pm. Cost is based on the items you choose and will be payed to Marias Greenhouse at the time of the classes.