Western Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke (R-MT01) is hammering the federal government over the dangerously low lake levels on Flathead Lake. Flathead County Commissioner Randy Brodehl says crops could be wiped out, and a mutli-million dollar tourism economy is in jeopardy as well.
The latest reports I'm seeing as of Sunday night are that the Elmo 2 Fire burning near Flathead Lake continues to grow. This as a Type II team has now been brought in to assist. Here's photos, video, and a first-hand report.
In just the last 6 months alone, 3,100 people have moved into Lake County. Commissioner Barron says that amounts to a 10% increase in population in 6 months for Lake County alone. Plus, what about the rumors of an amusement park on Flathead Lake?
The weather is getting better and it's pretty much time to start taking those weekend warrior road trips! One of the best is the Montana Lakes Road Trip. If you like fishing, swimming, boating and lakeside lounging, then this is a good one to look into!