This morning, our lake elevation is 2225.13. All boat access points on Fort Peck will be useable this year including Crooked Creek. The bottom of Crooked Creek Boat Ramp is 2225.0 so water is now at the bottom of the ramp. Crooked Creek Boat Ramp should be useable in May with the elevation predicted to get to 2230.2.
April’s basic forecast also shows the lake getting to 2238.3 by the end of July. Our basic forecast assumes normal precipitation. Fort Peck was about 12 feet low going into the spring runoff March 1st so we do have more storage capacity available than we would in normal years.
(Report by John Daggett-USACE)