Details for NOTICE OF TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF RECLAMATION LANDS ON AND ADJACENT TO JOE'S ISLAND IN DAWSON COUNTY, MONTANA GLENDIVE

NOTICE OF TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF RECLAMATION LANDS ON AND ADJACENT TO JOE'S ISLAND IN DAWSON COUNTY, MONTANA GLENDIVE, Montana - Per 43 CFR 423.12 the Bureau of Reclamation, Montana Area Office has issued a temporary closure of Reclamation lands located on and adjacent to Joe's Island on the south side of the Yellowstone River in Dawson County, 20 miles north of Glendive, Montana. Lands impacted by this closure are located in Sections 35 and 36, Township 18 North; and Sections 1 and 2, Township 17 North all in Range 56 East, MPM. This closure will affect approximately 1,335 acres of land consisting of Joe's Island and 118 acres facilitating an adjacent staging area. This closure will be in affect from July 8, 2019 to September 30, 2021. This closure accommodates the construction of the Lower Yellowstone Fish Passage Project (Project). The Project includes the construction of a new diversion structure in the Yellowstone River and a 11,150 ft long bypass channel that will allow for the passage of endangered pallid sturgeon and other native species. Construction is expected to last approximately 900 days. During construction of the Fish Passage Project, access to Montana's Fish, Wildlife and Park's Intake Fishing Access Site (Intake FAS) and campground on the north side of the Yellowstone River will not be impacted by this closure. County Road 303 on the south side of the Yellowstone River will also not be impacted by this closure. For further questions please contact: Jack Conner with the Bureau of Reclamation at (406) 247-7300 MNAXLP Publish July 7th & 10th, 2019

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