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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Yellowstone River near Livingston 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: 11
Moderate Flood Stage: 10.5
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 0
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 11.63 ft on 06/13/2022
(2) 10.72 ft on 06/06/1997
(3) 10.20 ft on 06/01/2020
(4) 10.18 ft on 05/27/2018
(5) 10.15 ft on 06/30/2011
(6) 9.97 ft on 06/10/1996
(7) 9.70 ft on 05/29/2014
(8) 9.62 ft on 06/06/2017
(9) 9.52 ft on 06/25/2008
(10) 9.46 ft on 06/01/2003
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.55 ft on 05/23/2023 (P)
(2) 11.63 ft on 06/13/2022
(3) 7.79 ft on 06/06/2021
(4) 10.20 ft on 06/01/2020
(5) 8.72 ft on 06/07/2019
(6) 10.18 ft on 05/27/2018
(7) 9.62 ft on 06/06/2017
(8) 7.01 ft on 06/07/2016
(9) 7.63 ft on 06/02/2015
(10) 9.70 ft on 05/29/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.30 ft on 01/22/1940
(2) 0.33 ft on 03/24/1964
(3) 0.36 ft on 01/01/1905
(4) 0.39 ft on 01/01/1950
(5) 0.40 ft on 01/01/1952
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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.
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10 Roads to mill creek, cinnebar basin and trail creek are covered with water. Water will also be over portions of yellowstone park road for 800 yards, 3.5 miles south of town, including a few farm homes. Flooding over the road to 9th street island with water reaching some homes.
9.5 Some minor overflow occurs along the lowest areas throughout the reach of the river and across the road connecting the island with the rest of town. +
9 Water starts to impinge on island road.

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