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Recreation area

Recreation area

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.

July 07, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Crooked Creek sunset

Crooked Creek sunset

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.

June 26, 2014 2:45 pmLoading…
Officials deny causing Missouri River floods

Officials deny causing Missouri River floods

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.

June 23, 2014 1:22 pmLoading…

Whitefish man drowns in Missouri River

GREAT FALLS — A Whitefish man has drowned while fishing along the Missouri River.

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Sudden drop in Missouri concerns anglers and FWP

Sudden drop in Missouri concerns anglers and FWP

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 …

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Lack of rain in May means Fort Peck will be lower

Lack of rain in May means Fort Peck will be lower

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.

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Major snowmelt flows into Missouri River system

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.

June 10, 2014 4:19 pmLoading…
Carp archer

Carp archer

An archer stands at the ready in the bow of his family’s fishing boat as they troll near the Crooked Creek boat ramp.

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Big sky country

Big sky country

Looking east from the Missouri River at the UL Bend, storm clouds build up for an afternoon thunderstorm.

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Tent campers

Tent campers

Shoreline campers play in the shallow, warm waters of the delta at Crooked Creek.

June 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Long launch

Long launch

With the water low it’s a long way to back a boat trailer down the Crooked Creek boat ramp.

June 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Remote Crooked Creek recreation area charms and disappoints

Remote Crooked Creek recreation area charms and disappoints

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?

June 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Provision forbids charging Missouri River states for water use

Provision forbids charging Missouri River states for water use

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.

May 13, 2014 3:19 pmLoading…
Missouri River

Missouri River

The Missouri River winds past badland bluffs along near Culbertson. 

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In Eastern Montana, a confluence of federal promises to farmers, fish stirs concern

In Eastern Montana, a confluence of federal promises to farmers, fish stirs concern

SIDNEY — In this frontier farm town of sugar beets and oil wells, spring arrives with the turn of an iron wheel.

May 04, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Study maps large, salty groundwater plume

Study maps large, salty groundwater plume

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.

April 25, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Missouri River flooding

Missouri River flooding

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.

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Corps says plenty of room in Missouri reservoirs

Corps says plenty of room in Missouri reservoirs

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.

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Good habitat

Good habitat

Elk are thriving north of the Missouri River in Fish Wildlife and Parks’ Region 6 management area.

April 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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