Mitchell Slough - 2008A natural side channel of the Bitterroot
MONTANA SUPREME COURT RULES ON MITCHELL SLOUGH
In a unanimous decision of Nov 17 ,2008 the Montana Supreme Court decided the Mitchell Slough is open to recreation under the state’s stream access law. The court ruled the 16-mile long slough/side channel roughly followed the century old historic course of a waterway and therefore was subject to public access and permitting like other natural waterways.
For more infomation see article in accomplishments section of this website and link to Ravalli Republic article below.
The NEW YORK TIMES STORY
is particulary interesting.
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