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 ( 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,