Montana Could See Another Dry Summer

April 12, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

Although Montana has had plenty of rain this year, snowpack is running far below normal, and slow-melting snow is what keeps rivers and streams flowing throughout the summer trout season. “’Statewide, streamflow forecasts average 64 to 77 percent, and rain will be necessary to keep rivers and streams from falling to critically low flows,’ [Natural Resources Conservation Service water supply specialist Roy] Kaiser said.” Chris Peterson in the Hungry Horse News.