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Body of Wyoming man recovered from Fort Peck Lake


Date: 3/11/2020 12:26:00 PM

A man from Wyoming died after falling through the ice while riding his four-wheeler on the evening of March 6 or morning of March 7 at Fort Peck Lake. The Glasgow Courier reports that the body of

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Mr. Pike shows himself but easily evades the spear

Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Date: 2/19/2020 11:00:00 PM

He was a professional hunter in Brazil, famous for killing more than 300 jaguars with a spear. As I sat shivering in a fish house on Fort Peck Lake last weekend, staring down a hole in the ice waiting

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Mr. Pike shows himself but easily evades the spear

Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Date: 2/19/2020 4:00:00 PM

As I sat shivering in a fish house on Fort Peck Lake last weekend, staring down a hole in the ice waiting for a pike to appear, I tried to channel Siemel. It didn’t work. Eventually a pike did

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Lewis and Clark chapter presents 'Journey of Sacajawea'


Date: 2/6/2020 4:00:00 AM

The 30-mile long Sacagawea River flows into an arm of Fort Peck Lake in central Montana. And a Sacajawea Memorial Area is atop Lemhi Pass in southwest Montana. Thursday's program begins at 7 p.m. in

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Courthouse News Service

Date: 2/3/2020 4:00:00 PM

Defendants have violated the National Environmental Policy Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 4321–4347 and the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551–59, 701–06, 1305, 3105, 3344, 4301, 5335, 5372, 7521 in

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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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