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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Jefferson River near Twin Bridges 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: 12
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 12.42 ft on 06/09/1997
(2) 12.00 ft on 06/11/1996
(3) 11.25 ft on 12/14/2000
(4) 10.50 ft on 02/11/2019
(5) 10.35 ft on 01/07/1999
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.50 ft on 02/11/2019
(2) 7.34 ft on 04/28/2012
(3) 9.70 ft on 06/12/2011
(4) 9.89 ft on 06/11/2011
(5) 9.33 ft on 06/19/2010
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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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10.5 February 2019...River stage near 10.5 feet between Twin Bridges and Silver Star. No flooding reported. Cause is an ice jam. The start of the ice jam was north of Silver Star.
9.3 May 30 2018 - Around 9.3 feet, flooding continues downstream around Cardwell. Cardwell post office has water by it. Cardwell School is surrounded by water. Homes along this portion of the Jefferson River surrounded by water and basements flood.
9.1 May 30 2018 - Around 9.1 feet, flooding begins downstream around Cardwell.
(1) Jefferson River near Twin Bridges gauge house
(2) Jefferson River near Twin Bridges looking upstream
(3) Jefferson River near Twin Bridges looking upstream
(4) Jefferson River near Twin Bridges looking downstream

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