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In early September, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks discovered the same parasite that caused the whitefish kill in the Yellowstone River in two other Southwest Montana waterways – the Jefferson River and the Lower Shields River.
Every four years, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks completes a comprehensive review of the state’s fishing regulations and submits recommendations for changes to the rulebook to the Fish and Wildlife Commission. The last substantial review and recommendation cycle took place last year, which means the next major review cycle will be completed in 2019, with any new rules going into effect in the 2020 fishing regulations.
Last Tuesday, Aug. 2, when the flow of the Jefferson River at Twin Bridges dropped below 280 cubic feet per second, members of the Jefferson River Watershed Council sprung into action.
FWP officials enact ‘hoot owl’ rules as a result of high water temperatures
Jefferson River scoured for missing Butte man over the weekend; body recovered Tuesday — At 8:45 a.m. on May 10, a Whitehall area resident reported to 911 what appeared to be a body floating in the Jefferson River near Cardwell, according to Madison County Sheriff Roger Thompson. “Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, […]
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is currently in the process of updating the state’s fishing regulations. It is a process that takes place every four years, so the proposed changes are for the 2016-2019 cycle.
How landowners and state agencies have banded together to benefit the Jefferson River
The national weather service out of Great Falls issued a flood advisory on the Jefferson River near Twin Bridges over the weekend, due to the potential for flooding as a result of an ice jam.
After an extensive study, the Department of Environmental Quality determined the Ruby Valley’s lower Beaverhead and upper Jefferson rivers do not meet water quality standards for temperature.
“We went out and looked at the streams and determined they have high temperatures,” said Paul Driscoll, DEQ public information officer. “Now all the data we’ve collected will go out to any interested parties so everyone can address it together.”