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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks closed five Yellowstone River fishing access sites to the public Monday and Tuesday because of high water and flooding.

MT FWP have set up signs and barriers at Buffalo Mirage near Park City, Indian Fort at Reedpoint, Voyagers Rest and Gritty Stone near Worden and Captain Clark east of Pompeys Pillar.

In each instance, high runoff in the Yellowstone River has sent water across access roads and in the parking sites causing concern for public safety. FWP will continue to monitor and manage the sites and others along south central Montana’s rivers and streams. We'll keep you updated.