Montana Rains Raise Concern About Blackfoot Dam

June 11, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

When the Mike Horse Dam was partially breached in 1975, it heavily polluted the upper Blackfoot and started a multi-million dollar clean-up effort. Recent heavy Montana rains have sparked renewed interest in having the unstable dam removed. “‘The dam should be taken out,’ said Becky Garland, a small-business owner in Lincoln who has been active in Blackfoot protection issues. ‘We don’t want to see undone all the work that’s gone into the Blackfoot over the last 15 years.'” Michael Moore in Montana’s Missoulian.