The Kootenay River winds its way through the Creston Valley.
The Kootenay River flows through the Creston Valley
The land that this picture was taken on used to be subject to seasonal flooding when the river (which begins in the Rocky Mountains near Canal Flats) could not contain all the spring run-offs. The construction of the Libby Dam in Montana provided control for the Kootenay river and combined with an earlier diking project throughout the valley finally contained the flood waters. The land which was reclaimed is exceptionally fertile, making for a prime agricultural area.

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