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2020 Madison River report to NorthWestern Energy finalized

BOZEMAN – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks recently completed its annual report to NorthWestern Energy for the Madison River drainage.

Through its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license, NorthWestern Energy provides mitigation funds to protect and enhance Madison River basin fisheries. FWP’s report details how these mitigation funds were used in 2020 to complete fish population monitoring in Hebgen Lake and in two sections of the Madison River.

FWP uses these estimates — which have been conducted since the 1960s — to monitor the health of the river’s trout populations....

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