Silver bow creek is a 26-mile-long (42 km) headwater stream of the clark fork (river) originating within the city limits of butte, montana, from the confluence of little basin and blacktail creeks. The silver bow creek watershed in southwest montana encompasses approximately 474 square miles and forms a portion of the headwaters the clark fork river, tributary to the columbia river. Watershed management section contributors: final - silver bow creek and clark fork river metals tmdls helena, mt: montana dept of environmental quality.
Silver bow creek/butte area the silver bow creek superfund site starts in butte, montana and runs west about 26 miles near anaconda the history of the site dates to the late 1800s, when miners dumped wastes into streams and wetlands near mining operations. To assess the effectiveness of superfund remediation in reestablishing salmonid populations, we evaluated seasonal salmonid abundance and movement in the silver bow creek watershed over a 3-year period. In 2005, the state produced the final silver bow creek watershed restoration plan, which identified and prioritized restoration needs in the silver bow creek watershed, to serve as a guide to restoring natural resources in the watershed 5 development of the plan involved. As you know, rocc rallied the community for the past three years to let decision makers know that our community wants the parrot and northside tailings and diggings east tailings removed and a restored silver bow creek.
In its upper 20 miles (32 km) in montana near butte, it is known as silver bow creek interstate 90 follows much of the upper course of the river from butte to northwest of missoula the highest point within the river's watershed is mount evans at 10,641 feet (3,243 m) in deer lodge county, montana along the continental divide. Figure 1 depicts the silver bow creek watershed in the headwaters area of the ucfrb the injured alluvial groundwater and surface water in butte is located in the south central portion of the butte priority soils operable unit (bpsou) referred to as area one. Now that silver bow creek restoration is wrapping up, and the milltown dam removal and restoration is complete, the cfc is focusing its energy on the next major cleanup: the superfund removal of toxic metals from 43 miles of streambanks and floodplain along the clark fork downstream of silver bow creek. The silver bow creek watershed in southwest montana encompasses approximately 474 square miles and forms a portion of the headwaters the clark fork river and ultimately, the columbia river. A letter sent by the lawyer representing silver bow creek headwaters coalition requests the environmental protection agency to reconsider and change the butte hill cleanup silver bow creek.
Learn about rules and regulations for water use restrictions, including sprinkling, in butte-silver bow water service for rental properties read about managing water services for rental properties and properties with multiple service lines. It's taken two decades to clean up most of silver bow creek, polluted from a century of mining now some butte residents want the last two miles restored, to babble on through the city the. West juneau weekly picture gold creek in silver bow basin in the far distance is mt juneau (center) and the mt juneau ridge on the right silver bow basin is 2-1/2 miles east of the capitol building in downtown juneau and is reached by basin road and the perseverance trail.
Silver bow is awesome they have good customer service, expert knowledge, strong ethics and teaching ability if you live in spokane and fish locally you already know this is the place, but for anyone who hasn't been, get in there and feel vibes of a authentic fly shop the next chance you get. Report for activities performed at the silver bow creek/butte area superfund site, as part and on behalf of the group 1 respondents this monthly report covers work activities for may 2015. Enclosure 1 - silver bow creek and clark fork river metals tmdls 4/30/2014 2 waterbody and stream description waterbody id cfl cause of. Clean-up and restoration must be comparable to the level of work completed in the creek's 26-mile stretch downstream to the warm springs ponds, and must be permanent, effective and in the best interest, health and welfare of the citizens of butte-silver bow and montana.
Under the superfund cleanup deal currently being negotiated for butte, most of the historic mine waste lining the upper silver bow and blacktail creek corridors that carve through town is slated to be removed and cleaned up. Draft prepared by: water quality planning bureau watershed management section contributors: water quality planning bureau watershed management section eric sivers, metals. According to a recent study by scientists at the us geological survey, total copper, arsenic, and suspended sediment levels decreased from 1996 to 2015 in the clark fork watershed from lower silver bow creek down to the clark fork river above missoula (below the former milltown dam. German gulch creek is the most popular recreational fishery in the silver bow creek watershed, and its restoration will directly benefit silver bow creek through the recruitment of native trout—a seed stock to repopulate the remediated and restored stream.
The butte-silver bow council of commissioners' judiciary committee will hold a public hearing regarding new regulations on digging within old butte mining sites and the silver bow creek watershed. The fish barrier was working great as we watched non native trout trying to get over the dam and up the river to where the west slope cutthroats are making a come back to re-populate the rivers and streams in and around silver bow creek. Silver bow creek watershed by william howard george a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of. Butte - the future use of the silver bow creek corridor running through the mining city is in the hands of this group of citizens i'm optimistic about the product we're getting at here, said workshop participant evan barrett this was the second workshop to get feedback from the public.