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Bitterroot River
Bitterroot River. (KLYQ File Photo)
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Montanans are Preparing for Possible Spring Flooding

With the snowpack above 150 percent in the Bitterroots, the forecasters are predicting at least some flooding this year in the valley.

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Hamilton park in winter
The ice-covered Bitterroot River, looking toward Blodgett Canyon. (Fullerton Photo)
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A Winter’s Day in Hamilton

The temperature was still in the teens Friday afternoon February 7 at Hamilton's River Park.

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An iced Bitterroot River. (Fullerton Photo)
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Ice on the Water

With the long cold spell, followed by a little more normal temperatures, ice has become interesting on the Bitterroot River near Hamilton.

Bitterroot River Autumn
A bend in the Bitterroot River in Autumn. (Fullerton Photo)
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Autumn by the Bitterroot River

The days are numbered for beautiful fall colors. I've noticed more and more trees lookin' bare and cold. The weather-guessers are predicting cold and windy conditions Sunday night and Monday. So, in celebration of the great weeks of fall weather in Ravalli County, here's another photo for ya

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Bitterroot River. (KLYQ File Photo)
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Fishing Restrictions Lifted on Bitterroot and Clark Fork Rivers

The Bitterroot River fishing restrictions have been lifted by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

The Bitterroot and the Clark Fork Rivers had both been restricted to fishing only in the mornings for over a month

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The Bitterroot River at sunset. (Fullerton Photo)
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Afternoon Floating in the Bitterroot River is OK – Fishing, Not So Much

The Bitterroot River is low - way low for this time of year, and fishing hours are now limited on all but the East Fork and West Fork.

The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks enacted the 2 p

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A registration box at the Bitterroot River access at Hamilton's Veterans Bridge. (KLYQ Photo)
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Take a Couple of Minutes and Fill Out Bitterroot River Survey

This summer, the Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks, along with other agencies and the University of Montana are taking a survey of river users on the Bitterroot River.

In some places, UM students will be doing the survey in person, but in most access areas, the "Floater Self Registration" boxes are available

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Diversion Dam between Woodside Bridge and Tucker Crossing FAS on Bitterroot River
Photo courtesy of Montana FWP
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Others Rescued From Same Bitterroot Dam Where Six-Year-Old Died, Montana FWP Working to Make Dam Safer

After six-year-old Joslyn Sage Farrell died, June 30, on the Bitterroot River, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) reports that others have had to be rescued from the very same diversion dam that took Farrell's life.

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River Rescue
photo courtesy of the MFD
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After Tragic Drowning, Missoula Fire Department Training Officer Gives River Safety Tips [AUDIO]

On Sunday, a six year-old girl drowned in a tragic accident on the Bitterroot River, when the boat she was riding in with her father capsized.

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The Bitterroot River, deceptively calm. (KLYQ File Photo)
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Bitterroot River Accident Claims Child’s Life

A six-year-old girl drowned in a boating accident Sunday afternoon on the Bitterroot River.

Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman said Joslyn Sage Farrell from Washington state was in a drift boat with her father and others when the boat capsized in a strong current called a hydraulic step below a diversion dam between the Woodside and Tucker Crossing Fishing Access Sites, two miles north of Corvallis

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