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Montana Streamflows

Beaverhead River Flows
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Dearborn River Flows
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Montana River Flows

Beaverhead River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 110 cfs
0.7 feet
10/31/14 @ 19:15 Beaverhead River at Barretts MT
gauge #: 1220
 
Big Hole River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
 Big Hole River
Length: 4 miles
Class: II
1000-6000 cfs 721 cfs
2.79 feet
10/31/14 @ 19:30 Big Hole River near Glen MT
gauge #: 1223
 
Bitterroot River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
 Bear Creek
Length: 2 miles
Class: V
100-400 cfs
Calculate 7% of the Bitterroot at Darby. 

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384 cfs
1.66 feet
10/31/14 @ 20:15 Bitterroot River near Darby MT
gauge #: 1203
 Fred Burr Creek
Length: 4 miles
Class: IV+ 200 cfs, V 300 cfs
100-300 cfs
Calculate 5% of the Bitterroot flow at Darby.

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384 cfs
1.66 feet
10/31/14 @ 20:15 Bitterroot River near Darby MT
gauge #: 1203
 Lost Horse Creek
Length: 2.5 miles
Class: IV+ 100-200 cfs, V 300 cfs
100-300 cfs
Calculate 10% of the Bitterroot at Darby (2500-4000 cfs)

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384 cfs
1.66 feet
10/31/14 @ 20:15 Bitterroot River near Darby MT
gauge #: 1203
 
Blackfoot River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 591 cfs
2.15 feet
10/31/14 @ 19:45 Blackfoot River near Bonner MT
gauge #: 352
 North Fork of the Blackfoot River
Length: 4 miles
Class: III 500 cfs, IV 1250 cfs, V- 2000 cfs
500-2000 cfs 141 cfs
2.56 feet
10/31/14 @ 20:00 NF Blackfoot R ab Dry Gulch nr Ovando MT
gauge #: 1208
 
Clark Fork River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 1610 cfs
3.05 feet
10/31/14 @ 20:00 Clark Fork above Missoula MT
gauge #: 353
not available 3840 cfs
5.97 feet
10/31/14 @ 19:45 Clark Fork at St. Regis MT
gauge #: 355
 Brennan's Wave at Missoula Whitewater Park
Length: .1 miles
Class: II
2500 - 5000 cfs 3110 cfs
1.96 feet
10/31/14 @ 20:00 Clark Fork below Missoula MT
gauge #: 354
 Alberton Gorge
Length: 17.5 miles; longer and shorter trips possible.
Class: III (IV at high flows)
1,800-15,000 cfs 3110 cfs
1.96 feet
10/31/14 @ 20:00 Clark Fork below Missoula MT
gauge #: 354
 
Dearborn River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 74 cfs
3.03 feet
10/31/14 @ 20:15 Dearborn River near Craig MT
gauge #: 349
 
Flathead River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 901 cfs
5.71 feet
10/31/14 @ 19:45 S F Flathead R ab Twin C nr Hungry Horse MT
gauge #: 358
 Main Stem - Buffalo Rapids
Length: 7 miles; longer runs possible.
Class: III
2,000-20,000 cfs 10100 cfs
6.48 feet
10/31/14 @ 19:30 Flathead River near Polson MT
gauge #: 360
 Middle Fork - Schafer Meadows to Bear Creek
Length: 27.5 miles
Class: IV+
1,000-8,000 cfs 1320 cfs
2.48 feet
10/31/14 @ 19:45 M F Flathead River near West Glacier MT
gauge #: 357
 Middle Fork - Bear Creek to Paola Creek
Length: 13 miles
Class: II+
1,000-8,000 cfs 1320 cfs
2.48 feet
10/31/14 @ 19:45 M F Flathead River near West Glacier MT
gauge #: 357
 Middle Fork - Paola Creek To Cascadilla Creek
Length: 11 miles
Class: II
1,000 - 8,000 cfs 1320 cfs
2.48 feet
10/31/14 @ 19:45 M F Flathead River near West Glacier MT
gauge #: 357
 Middle Fork - Cascadilla Creek to Moccasin Creek
Length: 8 miles
Class: II
1,000 - 8,000 cfs 1320 cfs
2.48 feet
10/31/14 @ 19:45 M F Flathead River near West Glacier MT
gauge #: 357
 Middle Fork - John Stevens Canyon
Length: 9 miles
Class: III
1,000-8,000 cfs 1320 cfs
2.48 feet
10/31/14 @ 19:45 M F Flathead River near West Glacier MT
gauge #: 357
 Middle Fork - West Glacier to Blankenship Bridge
Length: 6 miles
Class: II
1,000-8,000 cfs 1320 cfs
2.48 feet
10/31/14 @ 19:45 M F Flathead River near West Glacier MT
gauge #: 357
 North Fork - Canadian Border to Polebridge
Length: 25 miles
Class: I+, III-
1,000-10,000 cfs 946 cfs
2.14 feet
10/31/14 @ 19:45 N F Flathead River nr Columbia Falls MT
gauge #: 356
 North Fork - Polebridge to Blankenship Bridge
Length: 33 miles
Class: III
3000-7000 cfs 946 cfs
2.14 feet
10/31/14 @ 19:45 N F Flathead River nr Columbia Falls MT
gauge #: 356
 
Gallatin River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
 West Gallatin
Length: 3/4 of a mile
Class: IV 1600 cfs, V 2800 cfs
1600-4000 469 cfs
1.57 feet
10/31/14 @ 20:00 Gallatin River near Gallatin Gateway MT
gauge #: 758
 
Kootenai River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
 Middle Kootenai
Length: 28.6 miles
Class: I, III
7000-11000 cfs
Flows are dam controlled and erratic.

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3890 cfs
17.74 feet
10/31/14 @ 20:00 Kootenai River bl Libby Dam nr Libby MT
gauge #: 351
 Kootenai Falls and the Gorge
Length: 4 miles
Class: III, IV
7500-11000 cfs
Flows are dam controlled and tend to be erratic. Summer months are generally more reliable for...(more)
3890 cfs
17.74 feet
10/31/14 @ 20:00 Kootenai River bl Libby Dam nr Libby MT
gauge #: 351
 Lower Kootenai
Length: 60 miles
Class: I
7500-11000 cfs
Flows are dam controlled and erratic. Summer flows tend to be more stable.

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3890 cfs
17.74 feet
10/31/14 @ 20:00 Kootenai River bl Libby Dam nr Libby MT
gauge #: 351
 
Madison River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 1530 cfs
2.47 feet
10/31/14 @ 19:45 Madison River bl Ennis Lake nr McAllister MT
gauge #: 348
 Quake Lake
Length: 1.7 miles
Class: IV+ 1000 cfs, V 2000 cfs
1000-2000 cfs 832 cfs
1.61 feet
10/31/14 @ 19:45 Madison River bl Hebgen Lake nr Grayling MT
gauge #: 347
 
Smith River (MT) Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 158 cfs
3.25 feet
10/31/14 @ 20:15 Smith River bl Eagle Cr nr Fort Logan MT
gauge #: 350
 
Stillwater River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
 3 Day Mission
Length: 24 miles
Class: V+
2000-4000 cfs 538 cfs
2.19 feet
10/31/14 @ 20:15 Stillwater River near Absarokee MT
gauge #: 1211
 Woodbine
Length: 3.5 miles
Class: V
1000-3500 cfs 538 cfs
2.19 feet
10/31/14 @ 20:15 Stillwater River near Absarokee MT
gauge #: 1211
 Absarokee to Whitebird (Mr. Bubbles)
Length: 8 miles
Class: II, III
1600-2200 cfs 538 cfs
2.19 feet
10/31/14 @ 20:15 Stillwater River near Absarokee MT
gauge #: 1211
 Whitebird to Fireman's Point
Length: 4.5 miles
Class: III
1000-3000 cfs
Around 1000 cfs, Beartooth Drop is the challenge.  When the flow reaches 3000 cfs, "...(more)
538 cfs
2.19 feet
10/31/14 @ 20:15 Stillwater River near Absarokee MT
gauge #: 1211
 West Stillwater
Length: 10 miles
Class: IV, V
500-750 cfs
When flows are 2500 cfs to 3500 cfs on the Stillwater gauge, the West Stillwater might be in.&...(more)
538 cfs
2.19 feet
10/31/14 @ 20:15 Stillwater River near Absarokee MT
gauge #: 1211
 
Swan River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 662 cfs
2.65 feet
10/31/14 @ 20:00 Swan River near Bigfork, MT
gauge #: 359
 
Yellowstone River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 1620 cfs
1.96 feet
10/31/14 @ 20:00 Yellowstone River at Corwin Springs MT
gauge #: 760
 Bridger to State Line
Length: 31 miles
Class: I
500-4000 cfs 363 cfs
1.39 feet
10/31/14 @ 20:00 Clarks Fork Yellowstone River nr Belfry MT
gauge #: 1210
 Stix and Stones
Length: 4.7 miles
Class: V+
200-500 cfs
Flows on the Belfry gauge should be 800-1600 cfs. 

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363 cfs
1.39 feet
10/31/14 @ 20:00 Clarks Fork Yellowstone River nr Belfry MT
gauge #: 1210
 Day Stretch
Length: 4 miles
Class: IV
800-3000 cfs 363 cfs
1.39 feet
10/31/14 @ 20:00 Clarks Fork Yellowstone River nr Belfry MT
gauge #: 1210
 Honeymooner
Length: 3 miles
Class: V
1200-3000 cfs 363 cfs
1.39 feet
10/31/14 @ 20:00 Clarks Fork Yellowstone River nr Belfry MT
gauge #: 1210
 The Box
Length: 19 miles
Class: V
500-1500 cfs 363 cfs
1.39 feet
10/31/14 @ 20:00 Clarks Fork Yellowstone River nr Belfry MT
gauge #: 1210
 The Lower
Length: 3 miles
Class: IV+
1000-4000 cfs 363 cfs
1.39 feet
10/31/14 @ 20:00 Clarks Fork Yellowstone River nr Belfry MT
gauge #: 1210
 

Other Montana River Flows

Station Name  Current Flow   Gage Height   Last Updated
(Local Time)
 
Red Rock R bl Lima Reservoir nr Monida MT  0 cfs   0.91 feet   10/30/14 @ 18:45  
Ruby River below reservoir near Alder, MT  46 cfs   2.33 feet   10/31/14 @ 19:45  
Rock Creek near Red Lodge MT  78 cfs   4.95 feet   10/31/14 @ 20:00  
Boulder River at Big Timber MT  254 cfs   2.83 feet   10/31/14 @ 19:45  
Boulder River at Big Timber MT  254 cfs   2.83 feet   10/31/14 @ 19:45  
Boulder River at Big Timber MT  254 cfs   2.83 feet   10/31/14 @ 19:45  
Boulder River at Big Timber MT  254 cfs   2.83 feet   10/31/14 @ 19:45  
Prospect Creek at Thompson Falls MT  47 cfs   0.59 feet   10/31/14 @ 20:15  
Whitefish River nr mouth at Kalispell, MT  96 cfs   1.93 feet   10/31/14 @ 19:45  
Yaak River near Troy MT  148 cfs   3.13 feet   10/31/14 @ 19:45  
Marias River near Chester MT  587 cfs   3.61 feet   10/31/14 @ 20:15  
Judith River nr mouth, nr Winifred MT  514 cfs   5.53 feet   10/31/14 @ 20:15  
Milk River near Harlem MT  216 cfs   3.47 feet   10/31/14 @ 19:30  
West Rosebud Creek near Roscoe MT  110 cfs   1.02 feet   10/31/14 @ 20:00  
Bighorn River near St. Xavier, MT  2840 cfs   61.06 feet   10/31/14 @ 20:15  
Tongue River at Tongue R Dam nr Decker MT  251 cfs   11.29 feet   10/31/14 @ 19:30  
Powder River near Locate MT  328 cfs   1.28 feet   10/31/14 @ 20:00