Sunday, March 05, 2017

At one time "Glacier National Park" looked like this.

As the Crown of the Continent, Glacier is the headwaters for streams that flow to the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and to Hudson's Bay. What happens here affects waters in a huge section of North America.

These are all mountain divides that direct water across the continent into watersheds. Triple Divide Peak is where three of those divides begin, The Laurentain Divide and the North and South Great Divide. Triple Divide Peak is in Glacier National Park.

Date: November 10, 2016 
Contact: Lauren Alley, 406-888-5838

In response (click here) to the recent detection of invasive mussel populations in central Montana, Glacier National Park is issuing an interim boating closure within all park waters, in accordance with the park’s Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Action Plan. The closure includes both motorized and hand propelled watercraft. This closure does not impact boating on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, which is outside the park boundary, or the North Fork of the Flathead River which is partially outside the park boundary.

The 2014 plan calls for this immediate closure when invasive mussels are detected within a waterway in the State of Montana, as was announced on November 9 by Montana Fish Wildlife, and Parks....

This is the Triple Divide Peak at Glacier National Park today.

Not very much ice and snow to contribute to the watersheds. Such lack of snow and ice contributes to drought.