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Free At Last: Blackfoot Dam Comes Down Friday

Posted on March 24 2008

“The official breaching of the dam Friday will have both historic and biological consequences. For the first time in a century, the Blackfoot — featured in the movie ‘A River Runs Through It’ — will flow freely to its confluence with the Clark Fork at the site 10 miles east of Missoula. The dam removal also will facilitate the natural migration of trout up the Clark Fork into prominent tributaries such as the Blackfoot and Rock Creek.” Charlie Meyers in the Denver Post.
As we reported in February, the dam breaching will create a wall of water several feet high and is expected to scour 300,000 tons of sediment from the Blackfoot.
If you want to watch the event as it happens, tune in to the Clark Fork Coalition Web site at 8:00 AM (MT) on Friday morning and watch the “Milltown Dam Cam.” Should be quite a show.

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