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Nichols, Darrell

Independent Record

Date: 2/17/2017 5:20:00 AM

The creation Darrell was proudest of was the beautiful home and family retreat he and Gay built in 2006 on the shores of Canyon Ferry Lake, where all their friends, kids, grandkids, and great grandkids were welcome. He loved being with them – fishing

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Barker, Richard

Independent Record

Date: 2/1/2017 5:51:00 AM

Rich and Doris finally realized their dream of a home on Canyon Ferry Lake. As the log walls slowly and lovingly went up with the help of various friends and family who gladly worked for camaraderie and a beer, Rich realized that no self-respecting Ma Bell

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Water Resources Outlook (January 2017)

Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 1/27/2017

We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of January 2017

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18 Stunning Natural Ice Skating Rinks Around the World

MSN

Date: 1/14/2017 2:12:00 PM

A reservoir of the Missouri River, Canyon Ferry Lake is Montana's third-largest lake—and, when frozen, an ideal place to skate. At 28 miles long, there's plenty of space to cruise on ice under a winter sky. Enjoy a wintry skate in the Adirondacks at

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18 Stunning Natural Ice Skating Rinks Around the World

MSN

Date: 1/12/2017 4:44:00 PM

A reservoir of the Missouri River, Canyon Ferry Lake is Montana's third-largest lake—and, when frozen, an ideal place to skate. At 28 miles long, there's plenty of space to cruise on ice under a winter sky. Enjoy a wintry skate in the Adirondacks at

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• River: Missouri River
• Length: 76 Miles
• Surface Area: 35,181 Acres
• Volume: 2,050,900 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 15,860 Square Miles
Canyon Ferry Lake is a reservoir on the Missouri River near Helena, Montana and Townsend, Montana. It is Montana's third largest body of water, covering 35,181 acres and 76 miles of shore. It was formed by the building of Canyon Ferry Dam, which was completed in 1954 and has been used for electricity, irrigation, and flood controls since. The lake is a popular outdoor destination providing boating, fishing, wildlife habitat, and is nestled against the Big Belt Mountains of the Rocky Mountains. Canyon Ferry Lake has also become a leading ice boat venue for iceboat racing and iceboat world speed record attempts. The former town of Canton lies beneath the lake, having been submerged following construction of the dam.
Canyon Ferry Lake was formed when Canyon Ferry Dam was built, blocking the Missouri River. Canyon Ferry Lake is very popular and receives the most use of any lake in the state. This is due to both its size and location. The lake is quite large, even by Montana standards, measuring more than thirty-miles long and up to five miles wide. Since the lake lies just fifteen miles from Helena, the state capital, it receives heavy use during warm weather and on the weekends.
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