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Be Aware of Ice Jams; Fourth R3 FAS Closed
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Fishing - Region 3
This news release was archived on Thursday, April 3, 2014

With the recent increase in temperature, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public to the movement of ice jams and sudden rises in water levels along river corridors. 

A number of Region 3 fishing access sites are experiencing flooding with ice barriers forcing water to flow into these sites.

The following fishing access sites are closed due to ice jams and flooding:

Madison River

·         Ennis FAS – Closed since December 13

·         Valley Garden FAS – Closed since December 13

Yellowstone River

·         Mallards Rest FAS – Closed since December 13

Missouri River

·         York’s Islands FAS – Closed today

These sites will reopen when safe for public use.

When entering a fishing access site, please use caution near the river banks if ice jams are present.