Powder River flooding
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Posted by Don Birkholz (+1248) 5 years ago
According to the NOAA.gov website, the Powder River will have the worst flooding in years (think I heard worst in 50 years), due to the recent heavy rains in Wyoming. The river will be rising on Tuesday and Wednesday probably all the way to the Yellowstone, including Broadus. Roads and pastures along the river are expected to be flooded.
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Posted by Bill Bloom (-356) 5 years ago
Thanks for posting this!
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Posted by KATLRadio (+167) 5 years ago
We have received more information through our contact:

Flood warning is in effect for Central Powder River County until 330PM on Friday
Roads, Pastures, and Farmland along the Powder River will be flooded, with property damage possible.
Rises are expected this week on the Tongue and Powder Rivers (Custer/Rosebud Counties)

Stay with KATL for continuing updates on the situtation.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14728) 5 years ago
I crossed the Powder in a couple of places this past weekend and it was bank full. The pictures below are from the WDOT in the Windriver Canyon. This is on the west side of the mountian and the Powder drains out of the east side at in the same area. They had a bunch of rain in a short period of time. Glendo is also very full.



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Posted by KATLRadio (+167) 5 years ago
Here's the latest:

Flood warning remains in effect until 330PM on Friday for Central Powder River County

A Flood Warning has been issued for the Tongue River at Birney (Rosebud County) until Saturday Morning.

The Tongue River at Birney is currently at 5.8 feet; The Flood Stage is 6.0 feet. The river is expected to rise today and crest tomorrow afternoon at 6.6 feet.


Stay with KATL Radio for more information as it becomes available.
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Posted by Don Birkholz (+1248) 5 years ago
Reply to KATLRadio (#360019)
From 8:00 to 12:30 Thursday morning, at the Powder River Bridge near Broadus, the Powder River has risen around 6 inches or a little over an inch an hour. Another two or three feet, the river should leave its banks and flood more low lying areas.
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Posted by Don Birkholz (+1248) 5 years ago
River has risen 10 inches from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, still over an inch an hour. NWS says it should not rise very much more.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16662) 5 years ago
Shelter me
From the Powder and the finger
Cover me
With the thought that pulled the trigger

Big Don's been drinking since the river took Emmylou.
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