Flathead river http://mtpr.net en Warming waters threaten cold water trout http://mtpr.net/post/warming-waters-threaten-cold-water-trout <p></p><p>As part of our ongoing series in Montana Public Media's "Climate Week", we focus on the impact of climate change on Montana's waters, and the native fish adapted to thrive in cold, glacier-fed streams.</p><p>Cold water fish like west slope cutthroat and bull trout call northwest Montana home. However, these native fish could be considered the canary in the coal mine in regard to the effects of climate change. Warming waters, changes in spring runoff, and mid-winter rainfall are among the issues affecting the habitat for these fish.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 17:02:49 +0000 Katrin Frye 10086 at http://mtpr.net Warming waters threaten cold water trout Watch out - rivers will be high this weekend http://mtpr.net/post/watch-out-rivers-will-be-high-weekend <p></p><p>Our warm temperatures are forecast to last through the weekend, and that means rivers and streams will continue to quickly rise. LeeAnn Allegretto of the National Weather Service says the biggest flooding threat currently is in Lincoln and Flathead counties.</p><p>“Right now the only river that may reach flood stage is the Yaak river near Troy,” said Allegretto.”But the Flathead river and all its branches will also see dramatic rises.”</p><p>A warm weekend makes it tempting to want to get out onto the rivers, but Allegretto recommends resisting the temptation.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 21:32:23 +0000 Sally Mauk 2234 at http://mtpr.net Watch out - rivers will be high this weekend