FWP Seeking Comment on Proposed Musselshell River Rehabilitation WorkFeedback Fish & Wildlife - Region 5
October 7, 2020
BILLINGS – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is asking for public comment on a proposal to reconnect a channel of the Musselshell River southwest of Melstone that was cut off by flooding.
Flood waters broke through the riverbank in 2018 and cut off the 1.5-mile loop in the river, leaving irrigation systems and homes without water and drying up wildlife habitat. The proposed work would add rock and vegetation to the breeched riverbank to divert water back into the channel, lengthening the river by more than a mile and decreasing the speed and slope of the water.
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