Spring Comes to the Flathead by rocamiadesign

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2/19/12 – Featured in the GREAT PLAINS OF NORTH AMERICA Group.

Photo taken April 18, 2011 in Columbia Falls, Montana (USA), with a Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS camera.

This is another view of our typical Spring day here, on the main branch of the Flathead River, which receives the runoff from the South, Middle and North Forks. The clouds are from a snow storm. The snowflakes can only be seen in the full view.

As you can see, if the level gets much higher we’ll have flooding. The snow levels have been so high this year, the three dams in the area are having trouble getting rid of the overflow. They have been talking about using the spillway on the Kootenai dam, near Libby. The problem with doing that is that the spillway water will lower the temperature of the river, causing problems for the spawning sturgeon.

Comments

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

  • colleensilkart
    colleensilkartover 3 years ago

    it’s beautiful, still looks cold.

  • It is. Jimmy thinks it’s wonderful outside, because it’s above freezing, but I’m getting too old to enjoy wet and cold. I’m starting to agree with you about enjoying rainy weather.

    – rocamiadesign

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

    beautiful image

  • Thank you, Kathy!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Steve
    Steveover 3 years ago

    great exposure, nice shot!

  • Thank you, Steve!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 3 years ago

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous shot! Nice POV!

  • Thank you, Angie!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 3 years ago

    Make me want to go there!
    :-)

  • William Bullimore
    William Bullimoreover 3 years ago

    Such a beautiful, serene image.

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

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