Brett French reports: Fort Peck Reservoir inflows low
By angelamontana

Posted: May 14, 2021

Fort Peck Reservoir is 4 feet lower than it was at this time last year and 9 feet lower than in 2019. That’s due in part to the ninth driest April in 123 years of record keeping, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The agency said the lake will drop another foot over the next month as water releases from the dam are increased. Fort Peck isn’t the only lake with lower than usual water levels. Bighorn Reservoir on the Montana-Wyoming border is sitting at 66% of average, and Canyon Ferry is 2 feet below the minimum level to launch boats at Shannon Recreation Area near the dam. To read more, check out my story at

(written by Brett French | Outdoor Editor for the Billings Gazette/ontana Untamed)