Havre Daily News: Reclamation expanding Fresno spillway access

The federal agency that administers Fresno Dam and Fresno Reservoir has decided to increase recreation access at the spillway below the dam, the agency said in a press release Tuesday.

The release said a fence will be constructed on the south side of the river, likely to be completed later this winter.

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., who pushed for increased access to the site and for the public meeting held in Havre, applauded the decision.

“Montanans cherish public access to our public lands, lakes and rivers, and we must always responsibly balance that key part of our heritage with national security, ” he said in a release Tuesday. “This common-sense solution strikes that balance, and I appreciate the Bureau responding to the concerns of Montana’s sportsmen and women.”

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