Fort Peck Lake

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2,238.36 FEET
5/22/2017
Full Pool: 2,234.0
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Vets Gather to Fish Fort Peck

glasgowcourier.com

Date: 5/17/2017 12:29:00 PM

Montana Warriors On The Water (MWOTW) will be hosting a fishing trip on Fort Peck Lake from July 10-15. Fifteen former and current service people from across the country will be guests of this trip and all expenses, including airfare, will be provided by

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Fort Peck Interpretive Center offers prehistoric glimpse of Montana

Missoulian

Date: 5/14/2017 6:38:00 AM

"It was like the T. rex of the sea," said Michele Fromdahl, the museum's former director who recently became the Fort Peck Lake manager. Large, fearsome and toothy, these creatures along with the other casts and models in the museum offer visitors a look

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Big Fish, Big Business

FlatheadBeacon

Date: 5/11/2017 1:00:00 AM

Howe currently manages eight boats and guides on Flathead Lake and another four on Fort Peck Lake in eastern Montana. He also does tours on Lake Mary Ronan, Lake Koocanusa, Swan Lake and Little Bitterroot Lake. He also organizes ice-fishing trips in the

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ROAD TRIP OF DISCOVERY: Exploring the Fort Union Trading Post, Fort Peck Dam and Havre, MT

New Jersey Hills

Date: 4/26/2017 12:02:00 AM

Our next stop was Fort Peck Dam, located a little south of Glasgow, Mt. Fort Peck Lake Reservoir extends about 130 miles behind the dam. At the interpretive center we watched a video detailing the building of the dam from 1933-1940. President Franklin D

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Managing the Missouri

glasgowcourier.com

Date: 4/19/2017 11:04:00 AM

Now the Missouri River is slowed at six major reservoirs behind dams. Fort Peck Lake and Fort Peck Dam are on the river in Montana. North Dakota has Lake Sakakawea behind Garrison Dam and Lake Oahe behind Oahe Dam. In South Dakota, there are Lake Sharpe at

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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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