Be Aware of Ice Jams; Four R3 FAS Closed
By angelamontana

Posted: March 5, 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.

A number of Region 3 fishing access sites are experiencing flooding with ice barriers forcing water to flow into these sites.

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

These sites will reopen when safe for public use.

When entering a fishing access site, please use caution near the river banks if ice jams are present.

(Report by Montana FWP; Feature photo: billingsgazette.com)