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RV Travel Newsletter Issue 770

Date: 11/25/2016 7:56:00 PM

Learn more or order. Trivia California has approximately 840 miles of shoreline along its coast. But that pales in comparison to Montana’s Fort Peck Lake. With its irregular shoreline it has approximately 1,520 miles. The Cowboy must never shoot

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Delford Gene Neufeld

Billings Gazette

Date: 11/8/2016 4:05:00 AM

Del was really an entrepreneur, who enjoyed the art of the deal. He also enjoyed fishing and water-skiing at Fort Peck Lake, snowmobile racing in West Yellowstone, collecting many classic cars, reading his Bible, and worshipping his Lord and Savior

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James Edward 'Jim' Liebelt

Billings Gazette

Date: 11/5/2016 2:01:00 AM

Jim loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and camping. Especially, fly fishing in the mountain streams and rivers of Montana, fishing on Fort Peck Lake, bird hunting for grouse, pheasant and waterfowl and big game hunting for deer, antelope, elk and his big

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Rick Perry Hits Campaign Trail with Gianforte


Date: 10/26/2016 4:00:00 PM

and the Republican’s camp criticizing Bullock appointees for considering the closure of a popular access point on Fort Peck Lake. Taking a shot at Perry’s support of the Republican candidate, Bullock was critical of public land management in Texas

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Letters to the editor: Support for Gianfort, Koopman, Zinke, 'Trick or Trump"

The Montana Standard

Date: 10/23/2016 12:51:00 AM

Bullock’s parks board is considering ending access to Hell Creek State Park. Hell Creek is one of the primary access points to the south side of Fort Peck lake. If Greg is elected, he will do whatever he can to keep Hell Creek open. Greg believes we

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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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