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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Tarkio River near Fairfax 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: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 28.90 ft on 05/07/2007
(2) 27.20 ft on 05/29/2019
(3) 26.31 ft on 05/24/2019
(4) 26.29 ft on 06/06/2008
(5) 25.60 ft on 07/23/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.49 ft on 07/21/2019
(2) 27.20 ft on 05/29/2019
(3) 26.31 ft on 05/24/2019
(4) 24.82 ft on 03/14/2019
(5) 19.17 ft on 03/09/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.01 ft on 10/01/1938
(2) 3.05 ft on 01/01/1942
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29.9 Flood waters reach the bottom of the County Highway J bridge located one-half mile west of Fairfax.
25.6 Flood waters will reach the intersection of State Highway J and U.S. Highway 59 on the west side of Fairfax.
25 Levees in the vicinity of Fairfax are overtopped. Flooding of farmland along with homesteads and roads occurs.
19 Flooding begins in the vicinity of Corning.
18 U.S. Highway 59 north of Fairfax begins to flood.
17 Low-lying farm fields begin to flood.

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