- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 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 (https://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, https://www.billingsgazette.com

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