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Montana Dam Proposals to be Withdrawn!

06/07/2013 - by Kevin Colburn

The company that has been seeking permits to build three new hydropower projects in Montana announced today that they are abandoning their proposals - for now.  This is a great relief for the many Montanans that care about the incredible paddling, fishing, and scenery of East Rosebud Creek, West Rosebud Creek, and the Madison River.  

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Rosebud Video Highlights Success and Threats (MT)

08/02/2010 - by Kevin Colburn

American Whitewater is pleased to release a short video celebrating our successful restoration of boatable flows to West Rosebud Creek downstream of the Mystic Lake Hydroelectric Project.  The video is also intended to raise awareness of a new proposal to dam and divert West Rosebud Creek immediately below the existing hydropower facility. 

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Releases on Bear and West Rosebud This Weekend!

07/08/2010 - by Kevin Colburn

American Whitewater is pleased to announce releases this coming weekend (July 10 and 11, 2010) on both the Black Canyon of the Bear River (ID) and West Rosebud Creek (MT).  Both of these rivers are Class IV/V and the releases are the result of years of hard work by AW staff, volunteers, and affiliate clubs.  Enjoy!

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2009 West Rosebud Flow Program Announced

06/29/2009 - by Kevin Colburn

American Whitewater is pleased to announce the 2009 release program for West Rosebud Creek, located in Montana's beautiful Beartooth Mountains. Paddlers should expect optimal boating conditions on weekends beginning sometime in early to mid July and these conditions will likely continue well into August.  Read this article to learn how to predict flows, and enjoy West Rosebud safely!

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West Rosebud (MT) Flowing this Weekend

08/01/2008 - by Kevin Colburn

West Rosebud Creek will get a bump in flows this weekend (August 2nd and 3rd) that will bring the Class III-IV+ (V) creek into its optimal paddling range.  These flows are designed to replace similar flows eliminated by the normal dam operations.  American Whitewater has been working with the Beartooth Paddlers, the power company, and agencies for the past several years to negotiate and test this program. 

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