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8/18/2017
Full Pool: 2,234.0
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Paint Run/Walk Starts This Weekend

glasgowcourier.com

Date: 8/16/2017 10:12:00 AM

Funds raised during this event is used to help pay for the housing of participants when they are enjoying all that Fort Peck Lake has to offer. This summer while the Warriors were on the lake, Glasgow High School student council members made breakfast for

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Fort Peck Lake

The Weather Channel

Date: 8/10/2017 5:00:00 PM

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Fort Peck Lake, Montana, USA

lakelubbers.com

Date: 8/7/2017 8:46:06 AM

Fort Peck Lake, located 20 miles southeast of Glasgow, Montana on Montana Highway 24, is the 5th-largest man-made reservoir by volume in the United States and is Montana's largest lake. Named after an old trading post, Fort Peck Lake is one of six lakes on

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For Goodridge kids, Magic City Blues is a family affair

KTVQ

Date: 8/3/2017 10:18:00 PM

In the early days of the festival, reports Last Best News, the Goodridge children would spend the week before the festival with Pam’s parents in Circle, which usually included a couple of days at Fort Peck Lake, so Tim and Pam could devote themselves to

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Praying for rain and the fires to go out

Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Date: 7/27/2017 4:14:00 AM

My wife and I bought a place on Fort Peck Lake in Garfield County less than two years ago. Our first summer there was idyllic. There was plenty of moisture and the land stayed green until August. Cattle grazed on the abundant grass. Fall rains filled the

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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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