What is Making the Beaverhead Cloudy?

“Clients show up and see pea soup. They’re envisioning a crystal clear Montana river. You can see the look on their faces,” Brad Platt tells the Missoulian.

If you’ve been fishing the Beaverhead these last few seasons, you’re sure to be familiar with the cloudy waters the have effected the fishing from time to time. Now the Department of Environmental Quality are examining the problem, sending in divers who have found the cloudy water seems to be most prominent deep below the Clark Canyon Reservoir, and dissipating as it heads downstream. Researchers have not yet found a cause. Read more in the Missoulian. The cloudy water has caused cancellations for outfitters, and disappointment for visitors who expect the kind of beautiful, clear water Montana is known for.

 

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