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Tongue River at Miles City Stage (ft)Observed: 7.91 ft at 6:00AM Jan 13, 2017Observed: 7.86 ft at 6:15AM Jan 13, 2017Observed: 7.97 ft at 6:30AM Jan 13, 2017Observed: 8.18 ft at 6:45AM Jan 13, 2017Observed: 8.46 ft at 7:00AM Jan 13, 2017Observed: 8.57 ft at 7:15AM Jan 13, 2017Observed: 8.71 ft at 7:30AM Jan 13, 2017Observed: 8.86 ft at 7:45AM Jan 13, 2017Observed: 9.14 ft at 8:00AM Jan 13, 2017Highest Observation: 9.51 ft at 8:15AM Jan 13, 2017Observed: 9.43 ft at 4:30AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 9.13 ft at 4:45AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 8.9 ft at 5:00AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 8.78 ft at 5:15AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 8.71 ft at 5:30AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 8.61 ft at 5:45AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 8.54 ft at 6:00AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 8.45 ft at 6:15AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 8.48 ft at 6:30AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 8.62 ft at 6:45AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 8.79 ft at 7:00AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 8.77 ft at 7:15AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 8.67 ft at 7:30AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 8.47 ft at 7:45AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 8.23 ft at 8:00AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 8.19 ft at 8:15AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 8.39 ft at 8:30AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 9.25 ft at 8:45AM Jan 14, 2017USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesMICM8(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (3:16AM Jan 22, 2017)ObservedLatest observed value: 9.25 ft at 8:45 AM MST 14-Jan-2017. Flood Stage is 10 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 120 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Tongue River at Miles City are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 0
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 13.99 ft on 05/21/2011
(2) 13.27 ft on 02/15/1971
(3) 12.10 ft on 03/04/1994
(4) 11.80 ft on 03/06/1949
(5) 11.33 ft on 06/15/1962
(6) 10.97 ft on 06/08/2007
(7) 10.76 ft on 04/04/1965
(8) 10.55 ft on 03/18/1969
(9) 10.40 ft on 05/07/1975
(10) 10.18 ft on 05/23/1978
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.68 ft on 06/07/2015
(2) 8.02 ft on 06/18/2014
(3) 8.87 ft on 05/31/2013
(4) 5.37 ft on 03/07/2012
(5) 13.99 ft on 05/21/2011
(6) 9.66 ft on 05/25/2010
(7) 5.57 ft on 06/16/2009
(8) 7.06 ft on 06/27/2008
(9) 10.97 ft on 06/08/2007
(10) 6.39 ft on 05/24/2006
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.76 ft on 05/01/2000
(2) 1.90 ft on 05/08/2004
(3) 2.01 ft on 05/05/2005

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10 Flooding of low lands south and west of Miles City.
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Latitude: 46.384722° N, Longitude: 105.844722° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 10 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 2360 ft 2369 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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