Record-breaking flooding in the Yellowstone
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17932) 3 months ago
Wow. I have been glued to the internet, watching the flood news coming from the upper Yellowstone River and its tributaries.

Red Lodge is a mess. Rock Creek is flowing down Main Street. Many bridges washed out.

Highway 89 from Gardiner to Livingston washed out in Yankee Jim Canyon. It will take the rest of the year to repair it, once the flood waters recede.

Carbella bridge below Yankee Jim Canyon washed away. There is great footage on the websites of the major papers.

All entrances into Yellowstone National Park closed. Visitors within the park being evacuated.

Record level flows:

https://water.weather.go...hydrograph

Yellowstone at Corwin Springs is 2.35 feet above the record. Livingston is a tad over record, but the gage is malfunctioning.

https://water.weather.gov...hydrograph

Gallatin is flooding, but no records.

https://water.weather.gov...gage=sram8

Stillwater at record by 2.78 feet.

https://water.weather.gov...hydrograph

Clarks Fork at record by 3 feet.

Yellowstone River is supposed to crest at Miles City Thursday morning at a gage height of 13.3 ft. Flood stage occurs at 14 feet.

[Edited by Gunnar Emilsson (6/13/2022 5:08:54 PM)]
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Posted by Bridgier (+9424) 3 months ago
Thank God climate change is a myth...
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+12191) 3 months ago
And later in the week, it rockets up to 100, which might melt more snow. Yikes.
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Posted by Richard Bonine (+15279) 3 months ago
I have been watching them build the new bridge across the Yellowstone in Billings. Based on the mess this morning, I suspect some contract modifications will be purposed.


https://www.mdt.mt.gov/pu...amera.aspx

[Edited by Richard Bonine (6/15/2022 11:34:20 AM)]
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17932) 3 months ago
I see they have revised the prediction for the Yellowstone to peak at midday Friday with a peak of 15 feet, one foot over flood stage. Hope those folks who live along the north dike are prepared.
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Posted by Wayne White (+269) 3 months ago
yup
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Posted by Wayne White (+269) 3 months ago
I remember the yellowstone flooding all the way to the garfield school.
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Posted by David Schott (+17887) 3 months ago
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Posted by Dick Ellingson (+1190) 3 months ago
Reply to David Schott (#383469)
Cancel please

[Edited by Dick Ellingson (6/20/2022 5:33:54 PM)]
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