Flood Advisory In Effect Through Saturday
The Flood Advisory for melting snow remains in effect until 415 PM
MDT Saturday for Gallatin… Judith Basin and southeastern Cascade
Snow melt from higher elevations will keep small streams and creeks flowing out of the mountains at bankful or near bankful. Expect the creeks to rise during the afternoon and evening hours because of
increased snowmelt… with creek levels slowly leveling off or
slightly decreasing during the overnight hours. This pattern of snow
melt can be expected to continue through Saturday.
In Judith Basin County… Ross Fork creek is out of its bank in
places… while the Judith river… Otter Creek and Williams Creek are
near bankful in several places and minor flooding is possible at any
time along these creeks.
In Cascade County… Sand Coulee creek is bankful in places.
In Gallatin County… minor low land flooding is occurring along
small streams flowing out of the mountains.
This is just a brief summary of some of the bigger creeks causing
minor flooding at this time. Additional small streams and creeks
could exceed bankful through Saturday. Persons who live near
or have livestock along small streams and creeks should be prepared
for minor flooding at times today through Saturday.
Cooler temperatures are expected Saturday which should decrease
snowmelt in the mountains. In addition little if any rainfall is
expected through Saturday.
Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the
roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross
safely. Move to higher ground.