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Intake Diversion Dam

Concrete weir

Concrete weir

This drawing shows a cross section of the proposed concrete weir that would be constructed upstream from the existing rock ramp.

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Plan for pallid sturgeon passage on Yellowstone River unveiled

Plan for pallid sturgeon passage on Yellowstone River unveiled

Creating a twisting, 3-mile-long channel around Intake Diversion Dam on the lower Yellowstone River to allow endangered pallid sturgeon and other native fish to swim around the dam would cost an estimated $58.9 million and the moving of more than a million cubic yards of dirt and gravel whil…

April 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Bypass channel

Bypass channel

The Army Corps of Engineers drawing aboveshows the bypass channel proposed for construction around the Intake Diversion Dam to allow pallid sturgeon and other native fish to swim upstream.The drawing below shows a cross section of the proposed concrete weir that would be constructed upstream…

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Recovery plan finalized for pallid sturgeon

Recovery plan finalized for pallid sturgeon

A 126-page document that contains or references most of what is known about the endangered pallid sturgeon in the Missouri and Mississippi rivers has been completed and released to the public.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Out with the old

Out with the old

The old headworks to the Lower Yellowstone Project irrigation district sits in the foreground as work takes place on the new headworks in the background in this photo taken in 2011. 

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Intake Diversion Dam

Intake Diversion Dam

Delays in the design and budget approval for rebuilding the Intake Diversion Dam have set back the project, which was projected to start in 2011.

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Lower Yellowstone Project

Lower Yellowstone Project

A new headgate and fish screens were built to replace this one on the Lower Yellowstone Project, 16 miles downstream of Glendive.

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Lower Yellowstone River seeing plenty of action

Lower Yellowstone River seeing plenty of action

By Thursday, steady rains over four days had boosted the Yellowstone River at Glendive by 10,000 cubic feet per second. That flush of water was a powerful enticement for paddlefish that move up the river every spring from Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota to spawn.

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A new plan for pallid sturgeon

A new plan for pallid sturgeon

In the past 20 years, scientists have gained a wealth of knowledge about the pallid sturgeon’s life cycle and feeding habits and the best ways to raise young pallids in hatcheries.

March 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Drawing water: New headworks operating

Drawing water: New headworks operating

Federal and state officials will gather Monday to dedicate the new irrigation headworks for the Lower Yellowstone Project north of Glendive, at least five years in the making.

April 29, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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Paddle fishing

Paddle fishing

Still to be worked out is how the Army Corps of Engineers will figure out how to allow native fish, like endangered pallid sturgeon, to swim around the Intake Diversion Dam. The dam creates a popular spring paddlefish fishery, which opens in May.

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Army Corps of Engineers delays replacement of Yellowstone River's Intake Diversion Dam

Army Corps of Engineers delays replacement of Yellowstone River's Intake Diversion Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' schedule to reconstruct Intake Diversion Dam on the Yellowstone River has been delayed as the agency refines its design.

February 15, 2011 12:05 am Photos

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Dam removal no sure cure for survival of sturgeon

Dam removal no sure cure for survival of sturgeon

As the project to remove Intake Diversion Dam on the Yellowstone River and rebuild it moves forward, there are a couple of unsettling possibilities lurking.

March 18, 2010 12:30 am Photos

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Intake Diversion Dam

Intake Diversion Dam

This undated photo shows the Main Canal's headworks being constructed in the early 1900s as part of the construction of the Intake Diversion Dam.

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Intake Diversion Dam

Intake Diversion Dam

The $36.5 million project to remove and rebuild the Intake Diversion Dam on the Yellowstone River is expected to also aid in the passage of other native fish, such as sauger and paddlefish. The loss of an estimated 577,000 fish into the canal each year could be reduced.

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Intake diversion dam

Intake diversion dam

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