The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Full Fishing Closure Reinstated for Portion of Ruby River

 


A full fishing closure is in effect once again for a portion of the lower Ruby River due to low flows and high water temperatures.

The closure extends about 14 miles, from the Duncan District Road crossing downstream to the confluence with the Beaverhead River. This is the second time this year a fishing closure has been implemented in this section of the Ruby River.

Flows in the Ruby River at a U.S. Geological Survey gauge near Twin Bridges dipped below 20 cubic feet per second on June 16, well below the fifth percentile of historic daily flows for that date, which is 45 cubic feet per...



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