Ice jams shut down Smith River
By Moosetrack Megan


State authorities have temporarily closed the Smith River due to ice jams, according to the Helena Independent.

According to the paper:

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has temporarily closed the Smith River to floating due to ice jams.

In a rule certified Tuesday by the secretary of state’s office, FWP says river conditions pose a danger to recreationists.

“There are intermittent ice jams on the Smith River that have caused the river to be impassable by recreationists. The steep canyon walls provide a perfect place for ice to collect and remain due to lack of sun exposure,” the closure notice states.

The closure affects all floating on the river between Camp Baker and Eden Bridge.”

Read the full article here: http://billingsgazette.com/lifestyles/recreation/smith-river-temporarily-closed-due-to-ice-jams/article_b6e9e8cf-ef61-52fc-8e72-e47959adf02e.html






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