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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Milk River at Eastern Crossing nr Rudyard are issued routinely during the warm season, and as needed at other times of the year.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 13
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 9.5
Action Stage: 8.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 15.03 ft on 03/13/1996
(2) 13.65 ft on 03/28/1952
(3) 11.87 ft on 03/04/1994
(4) 11.80 ft on 02/16/1971
(5) 11.40 ft on 02/27/1986
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 4.47 ft on 06/10/2012
(2) 4.54 ft on 03/11/2012
(3) 6.43 ft on 06/04/2011
(4) 9.08 ft on 03/17/2011
(5) 7.37 ft on 06/20/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.90 ft on 08/02/2011
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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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13 Milk river well out of banks and encroaching on ranch buildings near gauge.
11 Milk river out of banks in many location inundating some crop and pasture land. Starting to encroach on ranch road near gauge.
9.5 Milk river starting to fill oxbows, spilling out of banks in some locations into crop and pasture lands. Closes cottonwood road (not an all-season crossing) where it crosses the milk river.

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