Jefferson River Flooding Update – Tuesday
The Flood Warning for the Jefferson River continues all this week, will minor flooding already happening in parts of four counties. The Three Forks area is of utmost concern.
According to the National Weather Service:
A FLOOD WARNING FOR SNOW MELT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1:45 PM SUNDAY FOR SOUTH CENTRAL BROADWATER, NORTHERN MADISON, SOUTHEASTERN JEFFERSON AND NORTHWESTERN GALLATIN COUNTIES.
At 8:55 PM Monday, reporting gauges indicated flooding across the warned
area. Rapid snow melt is occurring and will continue to cause flooding into the first week of June.
- Here is the forecast for the Jefferson River near Three Forks:
At 8:00 PM on Monday May 28th, the stage was 8.4 feet.
- Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
- Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
- Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 8.5 feet by Saturday.
- Impacts...At 8.5 feet, county roads and bridges and some homes around Three Forks may be impacted by flood waters.