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Power lines removed from Clark Fork River in Missoula

Posted at 3:49 PM, Aug 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 17:49:52-04

MISSOULA – The Clark Fork River in Missoula is once again completely open.

NorthWestern Energy has finished removing downed power lines from the water prompting officials to reopen the river from Reserve Street Bridge to Kelly Island.

This river section was closed May 14th, due to dangers power from the submerged power lines that fell during spring flooding. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reports that the entire Clark Fork River and its access sites are once again open to recreation.

FWP is reminding floaters and others that this year’s flood conditions led to an extra amount of debris and log jams in the Clark Fork and other area rivers.