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Missouri River Water Update

Date: 6/7/2017 6:04:00 AM

We are 99% of our 30 year average. We have 108% of Snow water Equivalent (SWE). The graph below shows that we may pop beyond the 97% Canyon Ferry Lake Fill. When those colored lines go above the black line, it means some additional water in our system

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Organizations Across the Country Seek to Improve Water Infrastructure, Grow Local Economies


Date: 6/6/2017

Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective

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Poor, Jess Holly

Independent Record

Date: 6/4/2017 5:23:00 AM

He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and enthusiastically took up both snow and water skiing. Jess and Margaret enjoyed living on Magpie Bay at Canyon Ferry Lake from 1979-2001, and were happy to host many visitors. They were also snowbirds, spending winters

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State catches two 'mussel encrusted boats' over Memorial Day weekend

Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Date: 6/3/2017 1:00:00 AM

Michael Wright can be reached at or at 582-2638. Follow him on Twitter @mj_wright1. CANYON FERRY LAKE — The day starts early at the Silos boat ramp. By about 6 a.m., seasonal workers for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

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Gov. Bullock visits Libby to signs bill combating invasive species

The Western News

Date: 6/2/2017 4:14:00 AM

The bills were drafted after the larvae of invasive zebra mussels were found in the Tiber reservoir and an initial sample showed larvae in Canyon Ferry Lake, said John Tubbs, director of the department of natural resource and conservation. Both bodies 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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