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Reclamation Temporarily Reduces Releases to Beaverhead River

Media Contact: Jack Conner, (406) 247-7300,

For Release: October 04, 2016

BILLINGS, Mont. -- The Bureau of Reclamation and the East Bench Irrigation District will temporarily suspend releases from Clark Canyon Dam, south of Dillon, Mont. on Thursday, October 6, 2016 from approximately 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. A residual amount of flow will remain in the river from stream bank storage and natural springs.

The short term flow reduction to the Beaverhead River is necessary to allow for scheduled inspection of the dam outlet works by Reclamation and East Bench Irrigation District personnel. Immediately following the inspection on October 6, releases will be resumed to provide instream flows for the fall and winter.

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