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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 at Fishing Bridge are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Corwin Springs
Zoom Level:9
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 11
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 9,950 cfs on 06/18/1997
(2) 9,560 cfs on 07/11/2011
(3) 9,170 cfs on 06/28/1974
(4) 8,770 cfs on 06/28/1996
(5) 8,250 cfs on 06/28/1971
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 4,810 cfs on 06/23/2023 (P)
(2) 5,280 cfs on 06/02/2022
(3) 5,690 cfs on 06/09/2020
(4) 4,760 cfs on 06/20/2019
(5) 7,070 cfs on 06/21/2018
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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 All of walkway past wooden bridge is under water. Water level is at base of small wooden bridge.
9 Flood stage. One half or more of walkway under water.
8.9 Record stage and flow---9,950 cfs (6/18/1997).
8 Bankfull stage. One half of farthest northeast end of walkway under water.
7 Water begins to encroach lowest lying parts of walkway. (west end of Fishing Bridge to Yellowstone River.)
(1) Looking Upstream---High Flow (near 9,400 cfs)---July 2011
(2) Looking Downstream---High Flow (near 9,400 cfs)---July 2011
(3) Looking Upstream---Low Flow
(4) Looking Downstream---Low Flow

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