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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Clear Creek (North-central MT) near Chinook near mouth 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: 8
Moderate Flood Stage: 6.5
Flood Stage: 5.5
Action Stage: 4.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 10.49 ft on 06/04/2013
(2) 9.80 ft on 03/15/1996
(3) 8.57 ft on 06/04/2023
(4) 8.44 ft on 06/04/2011
(5) 8.23 ft on 09/26/1986
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.57 ft on 06/04/2023
(2) 8.12 ft on 04/09/2023
(3) 5.09 ft on 03/22/2019
(4) 6.40 ft on 04/12/2018
(5) 10.49 ft on 06/04/2013
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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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8 At 8.0 feet, water is about 2 to 3 feet deep in corrals along Clear Creek. (April 8, 2023)
6.5 Machinist Road not passable. Clear Creek Road covered by water in two locations.
6 Spotter - Bears Paw: Ranch near Clear Creek starts to get impacted. Forced cattle out of corral. (March 2017)
5.5 Water starting to cover Machinist Road and Clear Creek Road.
3.7 Water starting to push onto Clear Creek Road in some locations, including Lloyd...don't know how accurate this impact is...June 2017.
(1) Clear Creek near Chinook looking upstream from streambank near gauge box
(2) Clear Creek near Chinook looking downstream from streambank near gauge box
(3) Clear Creek near Chinook looking toward stream and location of gauge box

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