Fort Peck Lake

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2,236.81 FEET
7/3/2015
Full Pool: 2,234.0
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Fireworks, Rodeo and Baseball

glasgowcourier.com

Date: 7/1/2015 1:46:00 PM

You may even remember when it wasn’t a three-day holiday. My thoughts turn to fireworks. Remember when fireworks were done on an island in Fort Peck Lake? You may remember the bumper-to-bumper traffic returning home from the night’s entertainment

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Glacier’s free shuttle service now in operation

Great Falls Tribune

Date: 7/1/2015 12:05:00 PM

The tourney is set for Fort Peck Lake on July 9-11. The winning team will take home a $15,000 first place prize. A waiting list is being comprised by the Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture for this year’s tournament. If you are interested

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Summer SAILstice

glasgowcourier.com

Date: 6/24/2015 2:32:00 PM

The Fort Peck Lake Sailing Club invites all those who enjoyed a taste of sailing at the June 20 SAILstice event to attend the 2nd Can-Am Fort Peck Lake Sailing Regatta August 15-16

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Water Resources Outlook - June 18 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 6/22/2015

Water Resources Outlook for June 18

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Fort Peck Lake Sailing Club to Participate in Global Sailing Event on June 20

glasgowcourier.com

Date: 6/17/2015 3:10:00 PM

As part of the 15th annual worldwide Summer Sailstice, on the weekend of June 20, the weekend closest to the summer solstice, the Fort Peck Lake Sailing Club will join sailors around the world to celebrate sailing "together." Current or prospective sailors

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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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