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Boy Scout raising funds to repair Observatory at Canyon Ferry

KTVH

Date: 4/17/2018 9:08:00 PM

HELENA – Helena High freshman and Boy Scout Heath Caldwell is raising funds to refurbish an observatory at the Montana Learning Center(MLC) on Canyon Ferry Lake. The reconditioning and stabilizing of the observatory will be Caldwell’s Eagle Scout project

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5 Questions with Townsend tennis coach John O'Dell

Independent Record

Date: 4/12/2018 11:00:00 AM

O'Dell: Fishing, boating and camping on Canyon Ferry Lake. I also hunt in the fall, which is why I quit coaching football after four years. 3. What is your background in tennis? O'Dell: Well, in high school my only sport was wrestling. I was too small for

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Send in applications for Youth Forest Monitoring Program

Great Falls Tribune

Date: 3/20/2018 9:44:00 AM

recreation areas and black-backed woodpecker populations at the Montana Learning Center near Canyon Ferry Lake. Following training, students and their field instructors begin field work monitoring between 45-50 sites. These sites include areas that were

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Ice jam could spell trouble

KFBB NewsChannel 5

Date: 2/13/2018 3:06:00 PM

"In this case it’s a little bit of a unique situation because the river is actually damming up because of Canyon Ferry Lake. So the lake freezes over, get a pretty solid chunk of ice on it and then as the temperatures get colder it starts to jam at the

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'A good time to list your home': Real estate prices up, inventory low in Helena

Independent Record

Date: 2/10/2018 10:00:00 PM

Moore Appraisal Firm’s data come from an area extending from the base of MacDonald Pass on the west to Canyon Ferry Lake on the east. The North Hills and Clancy on the south complete the boundary. An abundance of information that builds on 10 years of

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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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