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Yesterday 11,000 cfs today 19,000 normal for day 3000

Yesterday went for a drive20220612_163047.thumb.jpg.fe08b1fc4579cbe3ef3df798794d2c89.jpg20220612_164155.thumb.jpg.f0ef825919dd95c84ce89925fc712225.jpg

This was what we saw. Today both the 2 Washouts happened.FB_IMG_1655125457575.thumb.jpg.9f1dd762ddc81626be0e22762d4f5c60.jpgFB_IMG_1655166504623.jpg.5a56f4557a52701cb5a328d7b2ce7109.jpgFB_IMG_1655166514166.jpg.697c41ce1d22952e91bc6745a5ce95d0.jpg

Up by stillwater mine mosy of the miners made it out except a small group needed to look after the place. And tend to any surprises and stranded hikers coming off the trailheads. This is the only road to the mine that does not require a dirt bike. There is another portal but the other washout prevents its use. FB_IMG_1655164620983.thumb.jpg.d79e922d2c1dd18d29d64da1854df5be.jpgFB_IMG_1655157703733.thumb.jpg.d908a6b562f5be0300aec2221269b699.jpg

Rain has stopped and rivers are cresting. 

rock creek in redlodge is as bad or worse. As is the Boulder River to the west. The upper yellowstone is at record. 

Yellowstone stone Park is closed. 

A 60 mile long irrigation ditch has blown out.

I am fine at my house. We don't have the spring run off to deal with. 

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Be careful out there. That kind of water is no joke. Don’t let Mrs Waddle Faster get swept away ! 

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Definitely not living up to its name currently 

Was this runoff or rains or both, warning here of flooding possible in the south and foothills in the days ahead, heavy rains for the next 2 days all the way to @poor farmer/logger

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Been following on Facebook this afternoon. Bad deal all around for sure. Hopefully everyone gets out ok. 
 

@hardtail been raining pretty steady all afternoon here. Coming down hard as I type.  No flooding dangers here at all but manitou springs/watrous had some streets wash out and buildings in low areas flooded out. 

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...some things never change,,I have spent the last few months , endeavouring to prevent further damage on some of the Rainbow Stations  about 30 miles of river frontage...Haven't finished, for various reasons...and now the river is rageing again...it can destroy  in hours what takes us months to repair....

Its globull warming you know....I have always maintained its actually the rain that causes the floods...:rolleyes:..however it depends on the education level ...as to whom you tell  this unlikely thought process, too

Mike

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6 minutes ago, mmi said:

Cousin had a ranch and river crossing,in the (pre) park,wish we knew more about it...?

Where?

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Hope that wasn't the Stillwater Bar floating away 😳 Last call 🙉

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reminds me of the fathers day flood here in the Keweenaw 2018

not near the size of this run off but shocking still the same

Mike

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13 minutes ago, 1256pickett said:

I just stumbled across this video

Wow

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Very interesting.  Glad I visited Yellowstone last summer and not this summer.

Where do these rivers flow to?  I hear so much lately about dry conditions in the SW and the level of Lake Powell and other reservoirs.  Just curious if any of these rivers drain into the Colorado.

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1 hour ago, IH Forever said:

Very interesting.  Glad I visited Yellowstone last summer and not this summer.

Where do these rivers flow to?  I hear so much lately about dry conditions in the SW and the level of Lake Powell and other reservoirs.  Just curious if any of these rivers drain into the Colorado.

They are tributaries of the yellowstone, dumps into the Missouri and then Mississippi.

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21 minutes ago, mader656 said:

They are tributaries of the yellowstone, dumps into the Missouri and then Mississippi.

Thank you.  Interesting, I never really paid attention but didn't realize that the Yellowstone flowed East.

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Continental divide determines the path for all waters direction 

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3 hours ago, hardtail said:

Continental divide determines the path for all waters direction 

Understand that.  I didn't even look at a map, just assumed this was west of the continental divide.  

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Here's us at the Stillwater Bar around 98, went for a dip in the river, good times 😎20220614_181400.thumb.jpg.f1cbab10eb21cf65fdedeb30649aa12b.jpg20220614_181433.thumb.jpg.6c95b678670c055ce93fd9aa6e664eca.jpg20220614_181315.thumb.jpg.db17835ac954b968ca83762fa6d1168e.jpg

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