Clark Fork River Drops Below Flood Stage – For Now
The National Weather Service reports that the Clark Fork River has dropped below 10 feet into what is called 'action stage', at 9.6 feet, but is expected to rise again as warm temperatures and rain are expected over the weekend.
Meteorologist Luke Robinson said the cooler daytime and overnight temperatures have greatly helped in allowing the waters to recede.
"We are currently below 10 feet at 9.69 feet, and we'll continue to see that lower until probably late Saturday turning into Sunday," said Robinson. "Due to the warm temperatures over the weekend along with warmer nighttime temperatures and expected rainfall during that time period, that's when we're expecting to see it begin rising again, and it will continue to rise for several days."
Robinson said flooding will continue in the Seeley Lake area, which will continue to see impacts from high water for the next several days.