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Travel log: Chronicals of a busy week in Montana

houstonherald.com

Date: 7/19/2017 7:27:00 AM

We all took a wonderful site-seeing drive around Canyon Ferry Lake, a 35,000-acre reservoir west of Helena behind a dam on the Missouri River. We saw antelope (a.k.a. “speed goats”), sheep (a.k.a. “pasture maggots,” because “they look like

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MT: Campgrounds see record numbers this 4th of July

rvdailyreport.com

Date: 7/5/2017 8:06:00 AM

Some vacation spots are seeing hundreds more visitors than usual. Greg Axtman, owner at Kim’s Marina and Resort at Canyon Ferry Lake, said he’s been continuously preparing for the influx of campers that the holiday brings

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Campgrounds see record numbers this 4th of July

ktvh.com

Date: 7/4/2017 12:29:00 PM

Some vacation spots are seeing hundreds more visitors than usual. Greg Axtman, owner at Kim’s Marina and Resort at Canyon Ferry Lake, said he’s been continuously preparing for the influx of campers that the holiday brings. He’s been working on a long

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Missouri River Water Update

headhuntersflyshop.com

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

EPA

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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• 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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