Fort Peck Reservoir water levels are down…what does this mean for the fishery?


June 30, 2021

FORT PECK – Anglers and boaters recreating on Fort Peck Reservoir this year have noticed that water levels are lower than they have been the last several years. More shoreline is exposed, boat ramps are longer (all ramps are currently usable), and islands and shallow points are “popping up” where they haven’t been seen for years. Besides making boating on the reservoir a little more challenging, how do these lower water levels affect the fishery of Fort Peck?

Changing water levels are nothing new to Fort Peck. Since Fort Peck Dam was constructed in 1937, water levels have fluctuate...

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