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Diversion Dam
photo from Montana FWP
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Ravalli County Sheriff Warns – Bitterroot River One of the Most Dangerous in Montana

The Ravalli County Sheriff’s Department and the Ravalli County Public Health Department want to remind all river users that the Bitterroot River is statistically one of the most dangerous rivers in Montana.

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Bitterroot River Floods Pasture
photo by Peter Christian
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Bitterroot River Flooding Near Darby and Missoula – No River Rescue Calls Yet [VIDEO] [AUDIO]

The Bitterroot River has passed it's flood stage, and is flooding some low-lying areas in both Ravalli and Missoula counties. 

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2011 flood
photo from Missoula County
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Warm Weather Will Bring Area Streams and Rivers to Near Flood Stage [AUDIO]

Recent warm temperatures are causing increasing snow melt, leading to higher water levels in area streams and rivers.

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Bitterroot River
Photo courtesy of Montana FWP
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Montana FWP Lawsuit Questions Procedures to Close Bitterroot River Diversion Dam

A lawsuit has been filed in Ravalli County against Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks for using an emergency process to close down a section of the Bitteroot River and not giving the public time to weigh in on the decision.

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Bitterroot River
photo by Steve Fullerton
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Warm Weather Triggers Flooding Alert for Ravalli County [AUDIO] [DOCUMENT]

Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman issued an alert for residents to be aware that this week's warm weather may trigger flood conditions on the Bitterroot River.

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Diversion Dam between Woodside Bridge and Tucker Crossing FAS on Bitterroot River
Photo courtesy of Montana FWP
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Others Rescued From Same Bitterroot Dam Where Six-Year-Old Died, Montana FWP Working to Make Dam Safer

After six-year-old Joslyn Sage Farrell died, June 30, on the Bitterroot River, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) reports that others have had to be rescued from the very same diversion dam that took Farrell's life.

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River Rescue
photo courtesy of the MFD
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After Tragic Drowning, Missoula Fire Department Training Officer Gives River Safety Tips [AUDIO]

On Sunday, a six year-old girl drowned in a tragic accident on the Bitterroot River, when the boat she was riding in with her father capsized.

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The Bitterroot River, deceptively calm. (KLYQ File Photo)
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Bitterroot River Accident Claims Child’s Life

A six-year-old girl drowned in a boating accident Sunday afternoon on the Bitterroot River.

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photo courtesy of Lance Fisher/Flickr.com
photo courtesy of Lance Fisher/Flickr.com
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Flood Warning For Bitterroot River [AUDIO]

Flood warning for Friday on the Bitterroot River

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Photo From wsau.com
Photo From wsau.com
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Medical Issue Caused Crash Near Stevensville

 Authorities say a 61-year-old man suffered a medical condition that caused him to crash his SUV northwest of Stevensville.
Montana Highway Patrol Sgt. Ken Breidenbach says William James Fears was driving 3 mph or less on Stevensville Cutoff Road when he crashed sometime Friday morning. The vehicle landed upside down on a grassy patch right on the edge of the Bitterroot River.

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