Posted on April 10 2008
Locals are already testing the Clark Fork for after-effects of the Milltown Dam removal, and what they’ve found is encouraging. Despite increased turbidity and worries about contamination, the fishing’s better than expected. “Scott Stanko, an employee at the Missoulian Angler, said, in the short term, the cloudy water might strain the fish, but in the long term, the dam’s removal will be great for fish and great for fishing. ‘In the next four or five years, you’re going to see the Clark Fork become a blue ribbon fishing destination for the state,’ Stanko said.” Alex Tenenbaum in Montana Kaimen.