Upper Missouri River Basin Study's goal is to help communities and agricultural producers plan for possible water scarcity in the future.
Floating down the Yellowstone River recently, it was very noticeable the water was low because there were rocky banks as big as a football field. In higher flows, like during spring runoff when snow in the mountains is melting, these rocks were underwater.
Water temperatures are now well below thermal thresholds for trout and flows are returning to long-term averages.
If you have visited your favorite pond, creek, lake or river recently, you may have noticed the water is very low. The dry, hot weather and a drier-than-normal winter are to blame.
The river’s runoff was only 34% of average.
In the past 20 years, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has called its Smith water right 11 times and the Shields water right six times.
Effective Saturday, July 24, Yellowstone National Park’s rivers and streams will close to fishing in the afternoon and evening due to high water temperatures and unprecedented low stream flows. This closure will protect the park’s native and wild trout fisheries.
In Bozeman, Helena, Butte and Dillon, authorities are either asking or telling residents to cut back on nonessential water use.
The Department of Environmental Quality gave the Yellowstone Club a green light last week to use reclaimed wastewater to make snow in an effort to bolster stream flows and reduce nutrient loading in the Gallatin River.
A project to remove rainbow trout from a wilderness stream to protect native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park is being postponed following delays generated by Montana legislation and a re-examination of fisheries statutes.
Here's how to watch, stream and listen to the FCS national championship game.
Butte elementary students clean up along Oro Fino Gulch Road near Kennedy Elementary School for CFWEP's Community Earth Month Challenge.
A Missoula-based wilderness advocacy group has blasted the Forest Service, Yellowstone National Park and the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks for a proposal to poison trout in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness.
Here's how to watch, stream and listen to Montana's football game against Portland State this Saturday.
Here's how to watch, stream and listen to Montana's football game against Central Washington this Saturday.
The area near where Buffalo and Slough creeks join has become a “hot zone for hybridization” between native cutthroat and rainbow trout.
George Bird Grinnell is one of 13 inductees in the 2020 class of the Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame. Lee Newspapers is highlighting inductees each week in the Montana Untamed section.
“To be able to repair a highly degraded primary tributary for the Land of the Giants as the public calls it, it’s not an opportunity that presents itself very often.”
During the dry days of summer it’s not unusual for one of the upper Yellowstone River’s main tributaries and key cutthroat trout spawning streams to go dry.
The Trump administration on Monday finalized its weakening of an Obama-era rule aimed at reducing pollution from coal-burning power plants that has contaminated streams, lakes and underground aquifers