Fort Peck Lake

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7/20/2017
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glasgowcourier.com

Date: 7/19/2017 12:13:00 PM

Is there one about eastern Montana? About prairie dogs, gophers (the Richardson squirrel), antelope, deer, geese, ducks, game birds, aquatic species in Fort Peck Lake and the rivers that feed into it, etc? These documentaries brought to mind the stories I

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The Dog Days of Summer and Another “Better” Heat Wave

ktvh.com

Date: 7/13/2017 5:00:00 PM

Current wildfires in Montana include the July Fire (11,000 acres) near Zortman, Blue Ridge Fire (3,000 acres) near Fort Peck Lake, Lazier Creek Fire in Sanders County, Coulee and Lelig fires near Jordan, Chimney Creek Fire east of Billings, Mile Marker 4

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Keep an Eye Out for 'Diver Down' Flags

glasgowcourier.com

Date: 7/5/2017 1:33:00 PM

Local divers Joyce and Ryan Stone would like to remind area boaters and visitors to our summertime fishing and sailing competitions at Fort Peck Lake, to please keep an eye out for red and white "Diver Down" flags, indicating the nearby presence of a diver

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Fort Peck Lake 10 Day Weather

The Weather Channel

Date: 7/2/2017 5:00:00 PM

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Fort Peck Lake Hourly Weather

The Weather Channel

Date: 6/29/2017 5:00:00 PM

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• River: Missouri River
• Length: 1,520 Miles
• Surface Area: 245,000 Acres
• Volume: 18,700,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 10,200 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 76 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 220 feet
• Length: 134 Miles
Fort Peck Lake, or Lake Fort Peck, is a major reservoir in Montana, formed by the Fort Peck Dam on the Missouri River. The lake lies in the eastern prairie region of Montana approximately 140 miles east of Great Falls and 120 miles north of Billings, reaching into portions of six counties.
The dam and reservoir were built in response to severe flooding along the Missouri River in the early 20th century, which hampered the economic development of the Missouri River Valley and damaged production of military supplies for then-ongoing World War II. In response, the federal government created the Pick-Sloan Plan, calling for a series of dams and reservoirs to be built along the Missouri and its tributaries. Fort Peck Dam was built from 1933 to 1940 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; water impoundment began in 1937 and the reservoir was first filled to capacity in 1947.
With a volume of 18,700,000 acre feet when full, Fort Peck is the fifth largest artificial lake in the United States. It extends 134 miles through central Montana, and its twisting, inlet-studded shoreline has a total length of some 1,520 miles. Along with the Missouri River, smaller tributaries such as the Musselshell River, Fourchette Creek, Timber Creek, Hell Creek and Dry Creek feed the reservoir; the latter forms the longest side arm of the reservoir, which reaches some 30 miles southwards. The lake covers an area of 245,000 acres, making it the largest in Montana by surface area, although Flathead Lake has a larger volume due to its greater depth.
The reservoir is also a tourist attraction, with 27 designated recreational sites bordering its shores. Bordering nearly the entire reservoir is the 1,719-square-mile. Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, which has preserved much of the high prairie and hill country around the lake in a more or less natural state.
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