Flood concerns persist along the Musselshell River

Posted at 10:27 AM, Jun 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-21 12:27:56-04

Sandbagging is becoming commonplace here in Montana this spring.

Earlier in the season it was the record snow pack melting fueling high waters and now, as the seasons change, the inundation by way of well above average rainfall continues to put a stress on our tributaries.

Gov. Steve Bullock declared a State of Emergency as the Missouri River approaches all time high levels in Great Falls. It is forecasted to recede over the course of the day today.

The Sun River continues to flow out of its banks affecting residents in Augusta.

Here in our region the Musselshell continues to be the area for concern.

River forecasts continue to put the City of Roundup in line for flooding. River crests are forecast for later today into tomorrow morning. The time line is pushed back about twelve hours for peak impacts on the town of Musselshell.

Forecasted peaks are less than yesterday’s forecasts and we know that river forecasts can be difficult to time and predict.

However the impacts of flooding can be large and now is the time to prepare for incoming impacts.

If you live in flood prone areas or have interests near the Musselshell now is the time to act to protect your property.

There are also impacts to various roads across the state, as always, if you come across a flooded road do no attempt to drive across it.