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Work on Fresno Dam set to start

Fresno fishery may be set for major rebound


Last updated 4/7/2023 at 7:47am

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A man fishes alongside his dog at the base of Fresno Dam in March 2019. Fishing in the tailwaters will be closed during a safety improvement project on the dam, with work slated to start April 17.

Representatives of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation held an open house meeting Wednesday to provide a fisheries update for Fresno Reservoir and information on the work about to start at Fresno Dam this month.

BOR Project Manager Steve Darlinton said NW Construction will be mobilizing April 17 to start on the project to address structural issues that could evolve into safety concerns long-term.

Darlinton said there are cracks forming in the dam but he wanted to make clear that there is no evidence that they pose an immediate danger.

He said BOR is concer...

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