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Missoula County Updates

Between 2007 and 2009 Peter Nielsen, Missoula County Water Quality Division Supervisor, wrote occasional illustrated Milltown Reservoir Site Updates.

The 2007 updates include discussion of the sediments, armoring riverbanks, construction of the by-pass channel, stabilizing the I-90 bridges, building the rail line for shipping sediments, and preparation for removal of the Highway 200 bridge and the Powerhouse as well as other topics.

2007: March. April. May. June. July. August. September. November.

The 2008 updates include discussion of Powerhouse removal, history of the Superfund site at Milltown Reservoir, breaching the coffer dam allowing the rivers to run free, history of the 1908 flood 100 years before, discussion of the Milltown Dam spillway, and other topics.

2008: January 10. January 29. March. June. October.

This final update is a photo review of events of the past year, January, 2008 - January, 2009.

2008-2009: January, 2009.