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Photos: A visit to the UBMC

 

October 9, 2019

Roger Dey

DEQ's UBMC Project Manager David Bowers stand above the site of the old Mike Horse dam and tailings impoundment as he holds an image of two fish pulled out of the Blackfoot River this year by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks researchers. The fish, an 11 inch brook trout and a five-inch West Slope Cuthroat, were found at the confluence of Anaconda and Bear Trap Creeks. Bowers said re-establishing fisheries was one of the mandates of the settlement with ASARCO, so the discovery has them very happy and very hopeful.

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality hosted a tour of the Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex Saturday, Oct. 5 in coordination with the Blackfoot Challenge.

The tour gave guests a chance to earn the story of the UBMC and to get a first hand look at the clean up and restoration that is nearing completion. One month earlier, on Sept. 5, Missouri River Contracting removed the final load of...



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