Fort Peck Lake

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2,236.20 FEET
7/27/2015
Full Pool: 2,234.0
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With no tag, I expect to see a lot of antelope

Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Date: 7/23/2015 9:00:00 AM

Pronghorn numbers are still down in the areas I like to hunt. The 1,000 head of antelope that crossed the ice of Fort Peck Lake a few years ago never returned. There appears to have been a good crop of fawns in recent years, but apparently not a good

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Federal Ammunition Hunting Expo this weekend at Scheels

Great Falls Tribune

Date: 7/22/2015 12:51:00 PM

Fort Peck men will Governor’s Cup Walleye Tournament The overall winner of the Montana Governor’s Cup Walleye Tournament at Fort Peck Lake was Sam Lawson and Clay Kittleson who had 14.02 pounds on Day 1 and 20.5 pounds on Day 2 for the total of 34.52

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Water Resources Outlook July 22, 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 7/22/2015

Water Resources Outlook July 22

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Local anglers hook $10,000 prize

Lewistown News-Argus

Date: 7/15/2015 11:16:00 AM

"This is one we have always really wanted to win." The only thing that might top their Canyon Ferry victory would be a win this weekend at the Montana Governor’s Cup Tournament at Fort Peck Lake. Scott said there are 200 teams signed up for this weekend

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Final Governor's Cup Results

RoundupWEB

Date: 7/15/2015 9:31:00 AM

It was a windy and hot day for fishing during Day 2 of the Montana Governor’s Cup Walleye Tournament on Fort Peck Lake. With temperatures over 90 degrees and winds reaching 25 mph things got a little hectic in the late afternoon as teams started to head

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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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