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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the South Fork Shoshone River above Buffalo Bill Reservoir are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Lovell
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 12
Moderate Flood Stage: 10.5
Flood Stage: 9.5
Action Stage: 8.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 9.41 ft on 06/09/1981
(2) 9.28 ft on 06/30/2011
(3) 9.24 ft on 06/09/2017
(4) 8.61 ft on 05/31/2003
(5) 8.50 ft on 06/12/1991
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.95 ft on 05/31/2020
(2) 8.05 ft on 06/08/2019
(3) 8.06 ft on 06/18/2018
(4) 8.19 ft on 05/28/2018
(5) 9.24 ft on 06/09/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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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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10.5 Low lying property 3-4 miles upstream of gage will be inundated. Water along low spots near downstream bridge along lower South Fork Road. (Park County Road 6QS).
9.5 Flood stage. Minor flooding intensifies and becomes more widespread with low lying property 3-4 miles upstream of gage.
9.41 Record stage and flow---9,960 cfs (6/8/1981).
9 Water continiues to encroach low lying property 3-4 miles upstream of gage. Debris jams/ice jams that go against South Fork Bridge and foot bridge may cause high water immediately downstream of gage.
8.5 Bankfull stage. Water begins to encroach low lying property 3-4 miles upstream of gage. Ice jamming in early winter and in early spring is common.
(1) Looking Upstream---Moderate Flow
(2) Looking Downstream---Moderate Flow
(3) Looking Upstream---Low Flow
(4) Looking Downstream---Low Flow

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