2013 landslide leads to new lake in Montana state park
Mar. 21, 2017
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana newspaper is accepting submissions for a contest to name a new lake that formed in eastern Montana's Makoshika State Park after a 2013 landslide.
The Glendive Ranger Review is taking submissions through the end of the month and will present them to Montana State Parks.
The Billings Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2mPnGHu) that Doug Habermann with Montana State Parks says the landslide took place in a remote area of Makoshika and dammed up one side of a ravine, creating space for the lake, which is surrounded by steep hillsides.
Rain and snow trapped in the pool has collected enough to form a small lake that's about 200 yards long and five feet deep.
According to the Ranger Review, the winning name chosen for the lake will be announced June 10.
Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com