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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 9:51 AM MDT May. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

... A Flood Warning for snowmelt remains in effect until 300 PM MDT
Sunday for northwestern Madison and northwestern Beaverhead
counties...

* increasing snowmelt rates combined with multiple rounds of showers
and thunderstorms is expected to lead to continued rises along the
Big Hole river through the Memorial Day weekend.

Point forecast for the Big Hole river near Melrose.

* As of 9 am Thursday, the stage was 6.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 6.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 7.5 feet by
Tuesday morning.
* Impacts... water will continue to impact agricultural land along
the river, as well as a couple of homes in the meriweather
subdivision. Water may also impact sections of Burma Road.
Irrigation equipment near the river needs to be protected.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Those planning to recreate on or near the Big Hole river for
Memorial Day weekend are encouraged to be mindful of fast flows and
higher water levels.


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