River levels still a concern on Flathead Reservation


River levels still a concern on Flathead Reservation

Posted: Jun 20, 2011 8:27 AM by KPAX/KAJ Media Center
Updated: Jun 20, 2011 11:56 AM


PABLO- Tribal officials say that river levels are continuing to rise across the area.

Wildland Recreation Program Manager Les Bigcrane is advising boaters, campers and visitors to Flathead Indian Reservation fishing access and camping sites to use caution along river banks and to check for possible site closures.

"If forecasts for warmer weather and above average river levels occur, we can expect flooding at some of our river access and camp sites by next week," said Bigcrane. "We are monitoring daily and may post closures at some sites for safety concerns."

Rivers currently remain open during high water, but Wildland Recreation staff reminds boaters and floaters to avoid the swift, cold water, submerged debris and underwater hazards of Reservation rivers.

For more information on water levels and river access closures call (406) 883.2888.

Topics: flood, flooidng, Flathead