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State Park Visitation Slightly Lower Across Montana

Montana’s 55 state saw a dip of 1.3% to fewer than 3.4 million visitors in 2021 compared to 2020 in which parks set a record for visitors. The most-visited state park in 2021 was Giant Springs State Park along the Missouri River near Great Falls. Increasing trends in visitation are something managers must grapple with as more use means a great...

Water Conservation Measures Taken Along Missouri River

June runoff in the Upper Missouri River Basin was only 52% of average this year, so the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is implementing water conservation measures on the dams it manages along the stream. The changes come as the basin saw runoff peak several weeks earlier than normal. Above Fort Peck, the snowpack hit only 86% of average in late ...

Governor Gianforte Challenges Fort Peck Reservoir Proposal

Governor Greg Gianforte is objecting to a U.S. government proposal to alter water releases from the Fort Peck Reservoir to help the dinosaur-like pallid sturgeon endangered fish species. The governor said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposal risks damaging croplands and irrigation systems downstream of the dam on the Missouri River. Army ...