2018 Fort Peck Water Elevation Forecast for June-July
By angelamontana

Posted: April 4, 2018
Darin J. McMurry, Operations Project Manager Fort Peck Project US Army Corp of engineers gave montanaoutdoor.com the projected water elevation on Fort Peck Reservoir for June-July 2018 :

“Today, the lake elevation is 2236.2 and ice-covered with recent reports of over 24 inches of ice near Haxby Point.  Snowpack for reach above Fort Peck is 127% of average and right now is tracking similar to snowpack conditions of 2011.  On the forecast sheet, you can see that under Basic (average precip)  conditions we will peak at approximately 2243.3 in June-July time frame and under Upper Basic (above average precip) we will peak out at approximately 2246.

I don’t believe this forecast includes any of the snow that fell in the Lewistown area and Musselshell drainage this past weekend.

FYI, our Reservoir Control Group will be in Fort Peck on April 19 to present the Annual Operating Plan for the Missouri River for 2018.  This public meeting will be at the Fish Hatchery at 10:00 AM.

You can also log onto the Missouri River Basin  water elevations and inflow and releases of most of the reservoirs in Montana. Here is the link on montanaoutdoor.com:    http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/nwo/dailybull.pdf
(feature photo by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette/Montana Untamed)
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