Clark Fork to Reach a Water Level All Time High
With last night's thunderstorm, The Clark Fork River has seen a major depth change. It has been 7 years since the Clark Fork reached a level of 12.7 feet and we have now already jumped that peak. According to the National Weather Service, the rising water level trend is forecasted to continue and reach a level of 13.45 ft, where it was around 10 ft before the storm hit.
During the storm, Missoula experienced a tremendous amount of rainfall, hail, and peaking wind gusts exceeding 60 mph. With more rain forecasted throughout this week, by Tuesday we could see The Clark Fork reaching a major flooding stage. More than 800 homes and business lie within the affected flooding zone, so stay informed and be prepared if you end up lying within this area this week.