There is now about 5 feet of water on the Crooked Creek Recreation Area’s boat ramp, following the slow rise of Fort Peck Reservoir.
The sun sets over the large, shallow delta where the Mussellshell River meets the Missouri near Crooked Creek in the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge.
OMAHA, Neb. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shouldn't be blamed for causing major flooding along the Missouri River that has affected five states regularly since 2006, the federal government says in its initial response to a lawsuit.
GREAT FALLS — A Whitefish man has drowned while fishing along the Missouri River.
HELENA — When officials with the Bureau of Reclamation began holding back water to fill Canyon Ferry Reservoir earlier this month, the Missouri River flow below Holter Dam dropped more than 45 percent in less than a week. Now that dramatic drop has Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks concerned …
Thanks to a drier-than-predicted May, the spring runoff forecast for the Missouri River Basin was downgraded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday by about 600,000 acre feet.
OMAHA, Neb. — More water than normal flowed into the Missouri River system last month because of the amount of snow melting, but officials say the reservoirs can handle it.
An archer stands at the ready in the bow of his family’s fishing boat as they troll near the Crooked Creek boat ramp.
Looking east from the Missouri River at the UL Bend, storm clouds build up for an afternoon thunderstorm.
Shoreline campers play in the shallow, warm waters of the delta at Crooked Creek.
With the water low it’s a long way to back a boat trailer down the Crooked Creek boat ramp.
Have you ever studied a remote location on a map for years, wanting to go to the place, plotting out the route, studying the surrounding nooks and crannies by flying over it from various angles on Google Earth?
WILLISTON, N.D. — Then there were four.
WASHINGTON — Residents and businesses owners who want to use Missouri River reservoirs shouldn't have to pay for it, lawmakers said Tuesday, touting a provision that will stop an effort from the Army Corps of Engineers to charge for access.
The Missouri River winds past badland bluffs along near Culbertson.
SIDNEY — In this frontier farm town of sugar beets and oil wells, spring arrives with the turn of an iron wheel.
The scope of groundwater contamination on the Fort Peck Reservation caused by oil exploration that began in the 1950s has been estimated at 15 to 37 billion gallons spread across 17.9 square miles, according to a recent study.
An aerial view shows homes flooded on Hoge Island north of Bismarck, N.D., along the Missouri River flood plain on June 15, 2011. The Army Corps of Engineers says there’s plenty of room in upper Missouri River reservoirs to handle spring runoff.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The Army Corps of Engineers says there is plenty of room in upper Missouri River reservoirs to handle spring runoff, but some groups are urging the agency to step up dam releases sooner rather than later.
Elk are thriving north of the Missouri River in Fish Wildlife and Parks’ Region 6 management area.