A Look at What Happens When an Ice Jam Breaks
By OutdoorAly

Posted: March 22, 2014

With the recent increase in temperature, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public to the movement of ice jams and sudden rises in water levels along river corridors. The following fishing access sites are closed due to ice jams and flooding:

Madison River: Ennis FAS – Closed since December 13, 

Valley Garden FAS – Closed since December 13

Yellowstone River: Mallards Rest FAS – Closed since December 13

Missouri River: York’s Islands FAS – Closed today

When entering a fishing access site, please use caution near the river banks if ice jams are present. Here is  a video of what can happen if you happen to be close by when an ice jam breaks.