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Flooding delays opening of Placid Lake, Salmon Lake state parks

Posted at 5:32 PM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 19:32:39-04

HELENA – State officials have delayed the opening of Placid Lake State Park and Salmon Lake State Park due to spring flooding at both sites.

Montana State Parks reports that both parks will remain closed until further notice due to public safety concerns.

The parks were expected to open May 1 but high water levels in both lakes have resulted in flooding to park areas and roads.

Extended flooding is expected due to weather conditions and excessive amounts of winter snowfall.

Park staff will continue to monitor the situation, and the parks will open for the season once public safety concerns have been alleviated.