Fort Peck Lake

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Lake Level
2,240.13 FEET
6/25/2017
Full Pool: 2,234.0
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Irrigation water solid thanks to snowmelt

Sidney Herald

Date: 6/17/2017 1:39:00 PM

That leaves plenty of room in the dam system for more water from rain and snow melt. Fort Peck lake levels are also filling up, thanks to above average snow melt. They are sitting at 2,239.52 feet, which compares with the record of 2,252.2 set in 2011

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Plenty of irrigation water thanks to mountain snowmelt

Williston Herald

Date: 6/13/2017 10:11:00 PM

The present levels still leave plenty of room in the dam system for more water from rain and snow melt. Fort Peck lake levels are also filling up, thanks to above average snow melt. They are sitting at 2,239.52 feet, which compares with the record of

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Organizations Across the Country Seek to Improve Water Infrastructure, Grow Local Economies

EPA

Date: 6/6/2017

Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective

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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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• 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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