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High, Fast Water Creates Hazards Around New Diversion Dam on Big Hole River Near Divide
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Recreation - Region 3
This news release was archived on Saturday, June 25, 2011

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks urges boaters not to float the portion of the Big Hole River around the newly reconstructed diversion dam two and a half miles west of Divide due to the hazards created by the high, fast water.

FWP staff is in the process of posting signs at Jerry Creek, George Grant, and Powerhouse fishing access sites, and on Silver Bridge alerting floaters to the diversion dam and warning them to take out at Powerhouse Fishing Access Site approximately one mile upstream of the diversion dam on river left.

If boaters find themselves beyond the point where they can take out, they should float through the diversion dam in the center.