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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Big Hole River near Melrose are issued routinely during the warm season, and as needed at other times of the year.

Vertical datum height surveyed by the USGS

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 8
Moderate Flood Stage: 7.5
Flood Stage: 6
Action Stage: 5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 8.09 ft on 06/09/1997
(2) 8.04 ft on 06/10/1972
(3) 7.88 ft on 06/09/1964
(4) 7.76 ft on 06/03/1948
(5) 7.72 ft on 05/27/1942
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.05 ft on 05/27/2018
(2) 6.21 ft on 05/11/2018
(3) 5.25 ft on 04/27/2012
(4) 7.46 ft on 06/10/2011
(5) 6.94 ft on 06/18/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.70 ft on 08/17/1931
(2) 0.92 ft on 09/04/1992
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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 The town of Melrose begins to flood on the south end of town.
7 Agricultural land floods and irrigation systems need to be protected.
6.5 At 6.5 Feet - May 2018 - Water continues to impact agriculutral land along the river and equipment near the river needs to be protected. A couple of homes in the Meriweather Subdivison impacted with basement flooding. Sections of Burma Road impacted.
6.2 At 6.2 Feet on the Big Hole River...water starts to come out of its bank and affect a home/driveway near Glen. Look at staff gauge GNLM8...that should be around 6.5 feet on the Big Hole River near Glen for flooding around Glen. (June 2017)
Photos
(1) Big Hole River near Melrose looking downstream from highway bridge
(2) Big Hole River near Melrose looking upstream from highway bridge
(3) Big Hole River near Melrose looking at gauge house and wire weight on highway bridge
(4) Big Hole River near Melrose looking at gauge house from highway bridge
(5) Big Hole River near Melrose looking at gauge house

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