BIGFORK- Many boaters were relieved to hear that Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks would not be enforcing a no-wake zone at Echo Lake this summer. The news also comes as a big relief to a local non-profit hosting a summer camp for children and adults with disabilities.
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BIGFORK- Flathead County commissioners say they can't enforce a no wake zone on Echo Lake to stop properties from flooding until it becomes a health concern, but one resident is seeking other options to save her land on the lake.
Susan Hutz has received a petition from Montana Fish... more »
BIGFORK- Water is now flowing over causeway road at Echo Lake, forcing the county to shut the road down.
The Flathead County Road Department set up cement barricades on both entrances of the causeway road on Monday with residents telling us that water has been running over the road.... more »
ECHO LAKE- Residents of Echo Lake outside of Bigfork say their state leases are now so high, they may not be able to keep homes they've built.The high lease fees are forcing second and third generation Montanans to abandon their homes.
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ECHO LAKE- Flathead City-County Health Department officials say that the southern area of what is commonly known as "Causeway Bay" at Echo Lake is showing elevated levels of E. coli.
Health Director Joe Russell says people should not consume water from Echo Lake or any lake as it is... more »
ECHO LAKE- Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks officials say they will have to close the fishing access site at Echo Lake because the water continues to rise and it's increasingly becoming unsafe for recreation.
Echo Lake continues to rise at a rate of 2" per day and a no... more »
ECHO LAKE- We first reported last week that high water had started to threaten the main road to Echo Lake.
The Flathead County Sheriff's Department closed the roadway Wednesday morning because it's now under six inches of water.
Echo Lake residents have been measuring the water levels for... more »
FLATHEAD CO.- Due to flooding, the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission has adopted a temporary emergency "no wake" boating restriction on Echo Lake. All watercraft on Echo Lake are limited to a controlled no wake speed and the rule will stay in effect as long as water levels are... more »
ECHO LAKE- Flathead County authorities are monitoring Echo Lake because the water is getting high and the road to get there may have to be shutdown.
The water in Echo Lake is so high that its right up to the edge of the causeway, which has residents concerned that... more »
ECHO LAKE-A vacant home owned by the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation on Echo Lake caught on fire Friday and burned so badly that the cause of the blaze will be impossible to determine.
The fire had been burning for quite some time by the time Bigfork and... more »