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Milk River at Malta Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 2.27 ft at 9:45PM Sep 21, 2016Observed: 2.21 ft at 11:45AM Sep 22, 2016Observed: 2.17 ft at 11:45PM Sep 22, 2016Observed: 2.15 ft at 5:45AM Sep 23, 2016Observed: 2.15 ft at 1:30PM Sep 23, 2016Observed: 2.15 ft at 3:30PM Sep 23, 2016Observed: 2.16 ft at 3:30AM Sep 24, 2016Observed: 2.19 ft at 9:30PM Sep 24, 2016Observed: 2.2 ft at 3:30AM Sep 25, 2016Observed: 2.23 ft at 11:30AM Sep 25, 2016Observed: 2.24 ft at 6:30PM Sep 25, 2016Observed: 2.25 ft at 7:30PM Sep 25, 2016Observed: 2.26 ft at 11:30PM Sep 25, 2016Observed: 2.27 ft at 3:30AM Sep 26, 2016Observed: 2.25 ft at 7:30PM Sep 26, 2016Observed: 2.25 ft at 10:30PM Sep 26, 2016Observed: 2.25 ft at 3:30AM Sep 27, 2016Observed: 2.27 ft at 7:30PM Sep 27, 2016Observed: 2.27 ft at 12:00AM Sep 28, 2016Highest Observation: 2.28 ft at 5:30AM Sep 28, 2016Observed: 2.26 ft at 1:00PM Sep 28, 2016Observed: 2.25 ft at 6:30PM Sep 28, 2016Observed: 2.24 ft at 4:30AM Sep 29, 2016Observed: 2.23 ft at 6:30AM Sep 29, 2016Observed: 2.22 ft at 9:30AM Sep 29, 2016Observed: 2.21 ft at 12:30PM Sep 29, 2016Observed: 2.2 ft at 5:00PM Sep 29, 2016Observed: 2.18 ft at 11:30PM Sep 29, 2016Observed: 2.17 ft at 2:00AM Sep 30, 2016Observed: 2.16 ft at 4:30AM Sep 30, 2016Observed: 2.12 ft at 7:30PM Sep 30, 2016Observed: 2.11 ft at 12:00AM Oct 01, 2016Observed: 2.1 ft at 4:30AM Oct 01, 2016USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesMALM8(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:03AM Oct 1, 2016)ObservedLatest observed value: 2.1 ft at 4:30 AM MDT 1-Oct-2016. Flood Stage is 16 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Milk River at Malta 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: 22
Moderate Flood Stage: 19
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 23.67 ft on 09/27/1986
(2) 22.26 ft on 04/11/1952
(3) 19.80 ft on 03/27/1918
(4) 19.74 ft on 04/03/1978
(5) 19.60 ft on 04/10/1907
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.20 ft on 08/27/2014
(2) 15.52 ft on 06/07/2013
(3) 17.64 ft on 05/25/2011
(4) 10.92 ft on 03/26/1997
(5) 23.67 ft on 09/27/1986
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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20 Flood water start impacting US Highway 191 north of Malta between US 2 and milepost 2.
19.5 Buildings on the west and north side of the river begin to flood.
19 Cabins along the east bank of the river will begin to be affected by the water.
16 Campground near US 2 bridge begins to flood.
(1) Downstream
(2) Upstream
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Latitude: 48.361667° N, Longitude: 107.863056° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 16 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 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 2221.40 ft 2237.18 ft  

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