Skip Navigation Link  
NOAA logo - Click to go to the NOAA homepage National Weather Service NWS logo - Click to go to the NWS homepage
Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service
Image background of Navigation bar Left
Navigation Bar End Cap


This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northwest River Forecast Center.
tab left off Hydrograph tab right off tab left off River at a Glance tab right off tab left off Download tab right off tab left on tab right on
About this graph
Forecasts for the Salmon River at White Bird are issued routinely year-round.
Return to Area Map

Upstream Gauge - at Salmon Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 35
Moderate Flood Stage: 33
Flood Stage: 32
Action Stage: 30
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 37.50 ft on 06/01/1894
(2) 35.81 ft on 06/17/1974
(3) 33.05 ft on 05/24/1956
(4) 32.95 ft on 06/03/1948
(5) 32.56 ft on 06/01/1986
Show More Historic Crests

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 28.11 ft on 06/12/2022
(2) 28.10 ft on 05/31/2020
(3) 30.57 ft on 06/02/2017
(4) 29.85 ft on 06/24/2011
(5) 30.30 ft on 06/05/2010
Show More Recent Crests

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 10.32 ft on 12/11/1932
(2) 10.82 ft on 12/18/1989
(3) 10.83 ft on 12/09/1960
Show More Low Water Records
KML Image
Gauge LocationGauge Map Marker
Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
Flood Impacts & Photos Collapse
If you notice any errors in the below information, please contact our Webmaster
35 Flooding threatens some homes and businesses. Many roads flooded and impassable.
33 Flooding affects low lying areas adjacent to the river. Floooding threatens many secondary roads and comes close to inundating highway 95. Several thousand acres of low lying land are also flooded.
32 Flooding threatens Route 95 near Whitebird.

Other Real-time and/or Archive Data Sources:

Collaborative Agencies Collapse
The National Weather Service prepares its forecasts and other services in collaboration with agencies like the US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Park Service, ALERT Users Group, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many state and local emergency managers across the country. For details, please click here.
NWS Information
National Weather Service
Missoula Weather Forecast Office
6633 Aviation Way
Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 329-4840
Ask Questions/Webmaster
Page last modified: 2-Nov-2020 7:28 PM
Privacy Policy
About Us
Career Opportunities