ABOUT MYSTIC AND
Framed by the rugged snow capped peaks of the Beartooth Mountains
and the Custer National Forest, NorthWestern Energy's Mystic Hydroelectric
Project is surrounded by a breathtaking wilderness landscape that
supports diverse aquatic, fisheries and wildlife resources, native
habitats and unique geological features. Anglers, hikers, and other
outdoor enthusiasts seek this setting from late spring to early
Built in 1925, the 12.5 megawatt Mystic facility is on West Rosebud
Creek in the Beartooth Mountains, 75 miles southwest of Billings,
Montana. It is one of 11 hydroelectric dams and one storage reservoir
operated by NorthWestern Energy, who work to produce safe, reliable
energy to light homes and businesses across Montana.
Like Mystic Dam, many of NorthWestern Energy's power plants operate
in some of the most beautiful areas of our state. The company takes
that responsibility seriously and has committed over $25 million
over the next decade for recreation, fisheries, water quality, wildlife,
habitat and cultural resource enhancements on the Montana river
systems we use to generate electric power.
Like all Montanans, we at NorthWestern Energy want to preserve
the health of these natural resources for generations to come.
NorthWestern Energy, Delivering a Bright Future.