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Yellowstone River at Glendive Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 45.51 ft at 1:00PM Jan 17, 2017Observed: 45.47 ft at 1:15PM Jan 17, 2017Observed: 45.44 ft at 1:30PM Jan 17, 2017Observed: 45.41 ft at 1:45PM Jan 17, 2017Observed: 45.38 ft at 2:00PM Jan 17, 2017Observed: 45.37 ft at 2:15PM Jan 17, 2017Observed: 45.37 ft at 2:30PM Jan 17, 2017Highest Observation: 45.79 ft at 2:45PM Jan 17, 2017USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesGLNM8(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (2:19PM Jan 19, 2017)ObservedLatest observed value: 45.79 ft at 2:45 PM MST 17-Jan-2017. Flood Stage is 53.5 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Yellowstone River at Glendive are issued routinely during the warm season, and as needed at other times of the year.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 65
Moderate Flood Stage: 60
Flood Stage: 53.5
Action Stage: 51.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 66.00 ft on 03/15/1920
(2) 62.80 ft on 03/20/1969
(3) 62.30 ft on 03/21/1978
(4) 61.25 ft on 02/16/1971
(5) 60.50 ft on 03/05/1994
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 52.06 ft on 06/02/2014
(2) 59.35 ft on 03/10/2014
(3) 56.38 ft on 05/23/2011
(4) 55.85 ft on 03/11/2011
(5) 50.59 ft on 06/29/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 39.17 ft on 05/16/1961
(2) 39.44 ft on 08/11/1961
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67 Much of downtown Glendive will be flooded.
66 This is the flood of record due to ice jam.
65 West Glendive levee will be overtopped flooding most of West Glendive. Interstate 94 will flood at milepost 214 between the Montana 16 exit and the Yellowstone River.
60.5 Marsh Road on the south end of Glendive will flood. Riverview Trailer Park will start to flood.
54 Toepke Park on the east side of the river begins to flood.
53.65 Minor flooding begins at 53.65 feet in a reach 5 miles above and below Glendive.
53.5 This is flood stage.
51.5 Low-land flooding will affect some ranches along the Yellowstone River.
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(2) Upstream
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Latitude: 47.100833° N, Longitude: 104.720000° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 53.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 2040.00 2093.50 Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 2040 ft 2093.5 ft  

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