UPDATE: Gallatin River Flood Advisory Through Wednesday Afternoon
The Gallatin River near Logan is in a precarious spot...minor flooding will be a concern until Wednesday afternoon.
Montana rivers have experienced unprecedented flooding this season and unfortunately the risks are not yet gone. The Gallatin River near Logan, MT is still under a Flood Advisory with its water levels right at flood stage.
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According to the National Weather Service:
- FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
- WHAT...Elevated river levels caused by rain and snowmelt continues.
- WHERE...Gallatin River at Logan.
- WHEN...Until Wednesday afternoon (June 22).
- IMPACTS...At 8.1 feet, water may cross some smaller roads. At 8.3 feet, minor lowland flooding may occur near Logan.
- ADDITIONAL DETAILS... At 3:00 PM Monday the stage was 8.3 feet.
- The river level is forecast to fluctuate between 8.3 and 8.5 feet through Tuesday before slowly falling around mid-week.
- Action stage is 8.0 feet. Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
What is the difference between a Flood Advisory and a Flood Watch? These are three levels of flood-related alerts that are sent out by the National Weather Service:
- Flood Warning: Take Action! A Flood Warning is issued when the hazardous weather event is imminent or already happening. A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.
- Flood Watch: Be Prepared: A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for a specific hazardous weather event to occur. A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible.
- Flood Advisory: Be Aware: A Flood Advisory is issued when a specific weather event that is forecast to occur may become a nuisance. This is issued when flooding is not expected to be bad enough to issue a warning. However, it may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, it could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property.
LOOK: Historic 2022 Flooding in Southern Montana Not Soon to Be Forgotten
Widespread flooding wiped out roads, bridges, buildings, and powerlines throughout riverside communities from Yellowstone National Park and Paradise Valley to Red Lodge. The Yellowstone River winding through Billings crested Tuesday, June 14, 2022. At 11:30 a.m. the National Weather Service in Billings reported the river rose above flood stage and was forecasted to hit 14.7 feet, nearly hitting the 15-foot record set in 1997.