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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Battle Creek (North-central MT) near Chinook are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Harlem
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 22.91 ft on 09/26/1986
(2) 16.63 ft on 06/08/1906
(3) 16.50 ft on 03/31/1918
(4) 15.38 ft on 04/06/1952
(5) 13.10 ft on 04/10/1917
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.94 ft on 04/12/2023
(2) 10.24 ft on 04/08/2020
(3) 12.86 ft on 04/16/2018
(4) 2.22 ft on 05/31/2012
(5) 12.97 ft on 04/12/2011
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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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12 At 12 Feet...flooding usually is occuring over northern/central Blaine County along Battle Creek. Runoff from Cypress Hills in southern Canada could be the source of the water. Empty grain bins could be washed away. (March 2017)
(1) Battle Creek near Chinook looking downstream from gauge house
(2) Battle Creek near Chinook looking upstream from gauge house
(3) Battle Creek near Chinook looking upstream from Hwy 2 Bridge

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Gauge readings available seasonally. Data unavailable during winter months.
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5324 Tri-Hill Frontage Rd
Great Falls, MT 59404-4933
(406) 453-2081
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