June 8th, 2010: Five Feet High and Rising

Dam: 2,340 cfs

Kirby: 2,580 cfs and rising

We received this letter a couple minutes ago from PPL of Montana:

Inflows into Hebgen Lake continue to be above 3300 cfs. To slow down the rate of filling the lake, three increases will be made today. The outflow will be increased from about 1430 cfs to about 1900 cfs at the end of the third increase. Hebgen Lake is at elevation 6534.44 ft which is 0.43 ft from full.

Also worth mentioning is that the mud from Quake found its way into the upper river last evening, so things will be brown for a couple of weeks…let the nymphing begin!  It should take a few days for the fish to settle in to their high water holes, but if the river remains stable it should get good in the wade section by the weekend.

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