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Nelson Reservoir


The Nelson Reservoir, a feature of the Milk River Project, is located 19 miles northeast of Malta, Montana provides offstream storage for irrigation of Malta Division lands in the Saco and Hinsdale area. This reservoir, with 4,320 water surface acres, 7,702 land acres and 30 miles of shoreline, offers good fishing for walleye, perch, and northern pike. Concrete boat ramp, campground, and picnic shelters.Current Reservoir levels


Site is near Saco on State Highway 2.






Bureau of Reclamation Marias / Milk Rivers Division Office P. O. Box 220 Billings, MT 59522


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BOR - Bureau of Reclamation

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