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Bitterroot River at Bell Crossing near Victor Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Highest Forecast: 4.63 ft 11:00PM Feb 25, 2017Forecast: 4.61 ft 5:00AM Feb 26, 2017Forecast: 4.61 ft 11:00AM Feb 26, 2017Forecast: 4.6 ft 5:00PM Feb 26, 2017Forecast: 4.59 ft 11:00PM Feb 26, 2017Forecast: 4.58 ft 5:00AM Feb 27, 2017Forecast: 4.58 ft 11:00AM Feb 27, 2017Forecast: 4.57 ft 5:00PM Feb 27, 2017Forecast: 4.56 ft 11:00PM Feb 27, 2017Forecast: 4.55 ft 5:00AM Feb 28, 2017Forecast: 4.55 ft 11:00AM Feb 28, 2017Forecast: 4.54 ft 5:00PM Feb 28, 2017Forecast: 4.53 ft 11:00PM Feb 28, 2017Forecast: 4.53 ft 5:00AM Mar 01, 2017Forecast: 4.52 ft 11:00AM Mar 01, 2017Forecast: 4.52 ft 5:00PM Mar 01, 2017Forecast: 4.51 ft 11:00PM Mar 01, 2017Forecast: 4.5 ft 5:00AM Mar 02, 2017Forecast: 4.49 ft 11:00AM Mar 02, 2017Forecast: 4.49 ft 5:00PM Mar 02, 2017Forecast: 4.48 ft 11:00PM Mar 02, 2017Forecast: 4.47 ft 5:00AM Mar 03, 2017Forecast: 4.46 ft 11:00AM Mar 03, 2017Forecast: 4.46 ft 5:00PM Mar 03, 2017Forecast: 4.45 ft 11:00PM Mar 03, 2017Forecast: 4.44 ft 5:00AM Mar 04, 2017Forecast: 4.43 ft 11:00AM Mar 04, 2017Forecast: 4.43 ft 5:00PM Mar 04, 2017USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesVICM8(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:15PM Feb 25, 2017)Forecast (issued 10:51AM Feb 25)Flood Stage is 11 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Bitterroot River at Bell Crossing near Victor are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 0
Moderate Flood Stage: 0
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 9.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

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12 County roads will experience flooding from hamilton to florence. +
11.5 County roads may experience flooding from hamilton to florence.
11 Minor flooding to low lying areas adjacent to the river from hamilton to florence may occur.
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Latitude: 46.443333° N, Longitude: 114.122778° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 11 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 3330 ft 3341 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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