Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Jane Grochowski
Greenough, Mont. 

DNRC & FWP need to engage Elbow Lake landowners towards a solution


October 31, 2019

ELBOW LAKE - I am a leaseholder at Elbow Lake, responding to the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) regarding the proposed removal of the Elbow Lake “dam” (more accurately “weir”). My lot is situated below the weir, so I may be personally less affected than some of my fellow Elbow Lake cabin owners. Nevertheless, while I support the goal of upstream bull trout passage, I am opposed to removal of the weir for the following reasons.

1. Elbow Lake has existed as a lake at least since the mid-1950s, when some of the first state leases were issued. The weir is not “a new appropriation...

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