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Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited 

New Fish Screen in Valley Brings the Total to 32 Screens

 

November 23, 2017

Provided by Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited

The newest of 32 fish screens located near Lincoln on an irrigation diversion off the Blackfoot River.

After the smoke cleared and before the snow arrived, the Blackfoot Restoration team was able to install a new fish screen in the Blackfoot valley, bringing the total to 32 screens. The new screen is located near Lincoln on an irrigation diversion off the Blackfoot River. The diversion has been in use for decades supplying water to hay fields.

However, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks also discovered that the ditch used to irrigate was also full of native trout. This ditch is located in a very important migratory corridor for native westslope cutthroat trout and bull trout-studies have show...



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