Yellowstone County Department of Emergency Services advises residents to prepare for spring runoff waters expected during the coming weeks.
According to a news release from Brad Shoemaker, DES director, the Yellowstone River is not predicted to achieve flood stage during the 2017 runoff season, but some low-lying areas may see impacts over the next few weeks. Peak flows are expected June 3-10; they're expected to be coming down before June 17.
Peak flows are expected to be less than 13 feet. Minor flood stage is at 13.5 feet.
The Clarks Fork River is expected to see flood stage runoffs beginning June 5, and other small streams and rivers whose source of water is the high elevation areas of the Beartooth Mountains will see runoff.
Residents are asked to report flooding to Shoemaker’s office, 406-256-2775, or the City/County 911 Dispatch Center.