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Where's all Montana's water heading? Find out by using interactive maps

August 5, 2013View for printing

As river levels drop and creeks warm up across western Montana, you might wonder where all the water went.

A new U.S. Geological Survey interactive map ... reamer.html lets viewers trace the nation's waterways -- both where they go and where they come from.

Click on little Beaver Creek in the Mission Mountains, and see its contribution spread throughout the Flathead Basin to the Columbia River.

Reverse the process at St. Louis, Mo., and see how Missouri River barge traffic depends on all of eastern Montana for source water.

By Rob Chaney of the Missoulian

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