Brett French reports: Work halfway done on Yellowstone River diversion dam
By angelamontana

Posted: August 5, 2021

Construction work on the Yellowstone River to build a new Intake Dam is halfway done. When it is finished, the Bureau of Reclamation will open up a newly built, two-mile-long bypass channel to allow fish and boats a route to navigate around the dam. The channel is designed to allow endangered pallid sturgeon, and other native fish, a way upstream. If the sturgeon can find suitable spawning sites in the 165 miles available above Intake Dam, there’s a chance they may be able to successfully reproduce for the first time since the dam was completed in 1905. Intake Dam is located between Glendive and Sidney. To learn more about the project, check out my story at

(Written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette)
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