The National Weather Service has revised their forecast for the Jefferson River as of 10:00 am on Tuesday June 13th. The new forecast shows a forecast of 7.6 feet on Friday for the Jefferson River in the Willow Creek and Three Forks areas. Please disregard Media Release 170613-01 (below).
Contact: Patrick Lonergan, (406) 582-2395
Western Gallatin County to See High Rivers Friday
Three Forks, MT – The Jefferson River around Three Forks and Willow Creek is forecast to approach Moderate Flood Stage Friday morning. The current forecast is for the Jefferson River to crest at 8.4 feet around 7:00 am and historically the community has seen roads and homes affected at a height of 8.5′.
People in the area around the Jefferson River are encouraged to closely monitor the river and use caution if they encounter flood waters. Property owners who feel their property could be affected from flooding should develop a plan now on how they will protect their property if they are affected by flooding. The highest water level will likely mostly during the night, so don’t be caught off guard. Gallatin County’s Emergency Management Director Patrick Lonergan points out, “Once flooding has occurred, the damage is done and it is often too late to protect your property. So develop a plan on how you will protect your property and don’t be afraid to implement it.”
Information on current river information, flood preparedness and flood safety is available at ReadyGallatin.com/flooding.