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Section of Bitterroot River with dangerous dam to reopen Monday

Section of Bitterroot River with dangerous dam to reopen Monday

HAMILTON – A section of the Bitterroot River closed in April due to safety concerns at an irrigation dam will reopen Monday, July 7, with a number of new signs warning boaters of the dangers lurking there.

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Bitterroot River

Bitterroot River

The Bitterroot River.

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2 rafters, dog survive after going into water at Bitterroot River dam

2 rafters, dog survive after going into water at Bitterroot River dam

CORVALLIS — Rescue volunteers responded to a call of two men in the water at a dangerous diversion dam on the Bitterroot River on Tuesday afternoon.

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1800s lithographs depict serene Northern Rockies as route to Northwest

1800s lithographs depict serene Northern Rockies as route to Northwest

MISSOULA — We started advertising the Bitterroot River as a fishing destination in 1853.

January 12, 2014 4:45 pm Photos

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County official: Superfund designation needed to address Clark Fork contamination

County official: Superfund designation needed to address Clark Fork contamination

MISSOULA — Superfund listing for the shuttered Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. mill in Frenchtown will be the only way to address the source of contamination that resulted this week in a "do not eat" order for northern pike caught in the Clark Fork River, a Missoula County official said Friday.

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Evacuations ordered due to fire near Lolo

Evacuations ordered due to fire near Lolo

MISSOULA — A late-evening lightning storm ignited a fast-moving, wind-driven wildfire that quickly covered

September 16, 2013 7:18 am Photos

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Event raises money for Casting for Recovery

Casting for Recovery is holding a single-fly fishing event in the Bitterroot Valley Oct. 4-5 with all proceeds benefiting the national nonprofit organization that provides free support and education retreats for women who suffer from breast cancer.

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Body found along Bitterroot River at Fort Missoula

MISSOULA — A decomposed body was found Sunday afternoon by a walker exploring the Fort Missoula area near the Bitterroot River.

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Bitterroot River

Bitterroot River

Low flows in the Bitterroot River between Stevensville and Victor leave sandbars exposed in areas normally covered by water in this aerial photograph taken Tuesday afternoon. The river, flowing at 230 cubic feet per second at Bell Crossing, is just a little over half of normal now and water …

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Reservoirs drain, sandbars appear as Bitterroot River level down to 30-year low

Reservoirs drain, sandbars appear as Bitterroot River level down to 30-year low

MISSOULA — Bitterroot River floaters better brace for some long drags as a tough water year heads toward the end of irrigation season.

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Dam on Bitterroot sees 3rd rescue in 8 days

Dam on Bitterroot sees 3rd rescue in 8 days

CORVALLIS — Mark Maier put in two infantry tours in the Middle East, but nothing that he saw overseas frightened him as much as the Bitterroot River on Monday afternoon.

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Heat, fire danger to rapidly increase in parts of Montana

Heat, fire danger to rapidly increase in parts of Montana

MISSOULA — Parts of Montana will experience a rapid warming trend this weekend that will push temperatures toward triple digits, signaling what could be an early start to an active fire season west of the Continental Divide.

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Victor family, others tell of accidents at Bitterroot diversion dam where girl drowned

Victor family, others tell of accidents at Bitterroot diversion dam where girl drowned

VICTOR – The news that a 6-year-old Washington state girl died in a boating accident at a dangerous irrigation diversion dam on the Bitterroot River struck close to home for a Victor family.

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Corvallis teen hit by Jeep on Woodside Bridge

Corvallis teen hit by Jeep on Woodside Bridge

CORVALLIS – A 16-year-old bicyclist from Corvallis was seriously injured on Tuesday when he was struck by a vehicle as he was trying to cross the Woodside Cutoff bridge west of Corvallis.

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6-year-old girl drowns in Bitterroot River

6-year-old girl drowns in Bitterroot River

HAMILTON - A 6-year-old girl died Sunday following a boating accident on the Bitterroot River below Woodside Crossing.

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Researchers to conduct survey of Bitterroot River, West Fork

Researchers to conduct survey of Bitterroot River, West Fork

MISSOULA — It’s nice when a business asks you to rate your experience with it.

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Western Montana rivers headed for high water, flood levels

Western Montana rivers headed for high water, flood levels

MISSOULA — The unusually hot and sunny weather expected in Western Montana this weekend and into next week has forecasters at the National Weather Service in Missoula warning of a dangerous spike in river levels.

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Montana FWP will take over federal river gauges

MISSOULA — River lovers relax: A planned shutdown of several federal streamflow gauges in Montana didn’t happen – despite warnings to the contrary.

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Montana will take over federal river gauges

MISSOULA — River lovers relax: A planned shutdown of several federal streamflow gauges in Montana didn't happen - despite warnings to the contrary.

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Biologists conduct electrofishing survey to study Bitterroot whitefish

Biologists conduct electrofishing survey to study Bitterroot whitefish

STEVENSVILLE — Trout populations in the Bitterroot River and its tributaries have been studied in considerable depth over the last several decades because they are so important to fishermen and the tourism economy, but their less desirable cousins, specifically whitefish, haven’t been as car…

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