Rattlesnake Dam Set to be Demolished, Landscaped Restored

Rattlesnake Dam Set to be Demolished, Landscaped Restored

News Type: State Source: NBC Montana
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The Rattlesnake Dam in Missoula that once served as the city’s water source is set to be demolished.

The dam is still intact, but a cabin that was once there is already gone.

The first step in removing the dam is set to start next week.

Once the dam is gone, crews will focus on restoring the land.

“At this point it’s deteriorating, it’s a public safety hazard and it also blocks fish and wildlife migration. Through a lengthy evaluation process we decided to remove the dam and all of its components and basically restore the site to its natural condition,” project manager from Montana Trout Unlimited Rob Roberts said.