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By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors Columnist 

The Lake Waters Continue to Rise


The water is back.

Following years of drought that dried up much of the state, an exceptional winter snowpack appears to have turned the tide. Every stock tank and ox bow up here is brim full.

I may even have a lake house once again.

For two years the water in Fort Peck Lake has been dropping, so much so that the bay upon which my house sits began to more closely resemble a ditch.

Since the first of March, however, the lake has been rising steadily, up nearly four feet already, and the snow in the mountains has just begun to melt. Rumor has it the lake is going to rise another seven feet.


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