Large boats discouraged from launching on Whitefish Lake
Lake levels on Whitefish Lake are dropping.
The public ramps at Whitefish Lake State Park and Whitefish City Beach are approaching levels that are too shallow to launch or take out large boats, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
Landowners with large boats docked on Whitefish Lake should monitor lake levels and consider taking out boats due to dropping lake levels, FWP said today.
Severe drought conditions, earlier-than-normal spring runoffs and above-average hot weather have created below-average stream flows and lake levels in northwest Montana.
Nearby Flathead Lake is about two feet below normal full pool levels, and incoming waterways such as the Swan River and Flathead River, are running lower than normal.