River Heights

These levels are based off of reporting stations and gauges located at various points along major rivers in our area. Anyone living near creeks and streams should always monitor the conditions during heavy rain, as flash flooding can occur with little to no warning.

To fly fishermen, the water levels in the streams and rivers may get low causing some fishing restrictions. Use our table below to stay informed about water levels and how they impact your access to Montana fly fishing.

Click on a river name below for more detailed information

Last Updated: Monday March 30th, 2020 12:25 AM MDT

Stage Color Key
No Flooding Near Flood Minor Flooding Mod Flooding Major Flooding Obs > 24hrs

Location HeightTrendForecastStatus
Beaverhead River near Twin Bridges (TWNM8) 4.53ft Rising at 0.02 ft/hr  Normal
Big Hole River near Melrose (MLRM8) 1.60ft Rising at 0.04 ft/hr  Normal
Bighorn River near Bighorn (BGHM8) 3.69ft Rising at 0.05 ft/hr  Not Defined
Bitterroot River at Bell Crossing near Victor (VICM8) 3.67ft No change in last hourNo change forecasted in next hour
Normal
Bitterroot River near Darby (DARM8) 1.70ft No change in last hourNo change forecasted in next hour
Normal
Bitterroot River near Missoula (BITM8) 3.30ft Falling at 0.02 ft/hrExpected to rise 0.01 ft. in next hour
Normal
Blackfoot River near Bonner (BONM8) 2.39ft No change in last hourNo change forecasted in next hour
Normal
Boulder River near Big Timber (BTMM8) 2.20ft No change in last hour  Normal
Clark Fork River at Deer Lodge (DLGM8) 2.79ft No change in last hourNo change forecasted in next hour
Normal
Clark Fork River near Drummond (DRMM8) 3.16ft Rising at 0.01 ft/hrNo change forecasted in next hour
Normal
Clark Fork River above Missoula (ABOM8) 2.73ft Falling at 0.02 ft/hrNo change forecasted in next hour
Normal
Clark Fork River below Missoula (BELM8) 1.64ft Rising at 0.01 ft/hrNo change forecasted in next hour
Normal
Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone near Belfry (BFYM8) 1.17ft Falling at 0.01 ft/hr  Normal
Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone at Edgar (EDGM8) 1.76ft Falling at 0.01 ft/hr  Normal
East Gallatin River at Manhattan (EGMM8) 1.30ft No change in last hour  Not Defined
Gallatin River at Big Sky (GBSM8) 4.76ft Rising at 0.01 ft/hr  Not Defined
Gallatin River above Water Recl. Plant - Bozeman (EGBM8) 4.48ft Rising at 0.04 ft/hr  Not Defined
Gallatin River at Gallatin Gateway (GLGM8) 1.29ft No change in last hour  Normal
Gallatin River at Logan (LOGM8) 4.80ft No change in last hour  Normal
Hyalite Creek at S19th near Gallatin Gateway (HCCM8) 2.22ft Falling at 0.01 ft/hr  Not Defined
Jefferson River at Three Forks (TFKM8) 3.28ft No change in last hour  Normal
Jefferson River near Twin Bridges (TWIM8) 3.56ft Rising at 0.02 ft/hr  Normal
Madison River near Cameron (CMNM8) 2.38ft No change in last hour  Not Defined
Madison River above Powerplant - McAllister (MRPM8) 6.40ft Rising at 0.01 ft/hr  Not Defined
Madison River near West Yellowstone (MDSM8) 1.79ft No change in last hour  Not Defined
Missouri River at Toston (TOSM8) 4.35ft Falling at 0.01 ft/hr  Normal
Ruby River near Harrington (RRHM8) 2.19ft No change in last hour  Not Defined
Ruby River above Reservoir near Alder (RRRM8) 2.82ft No change in last hour  Not Defined
Ruby River below Reservoir near Alder (RRBM8) 2.38ft No change in last hour  Not Defined
Shields River near Livingston (SLDM8) 1.13ft No change in last hour  Normal
Snake River near Jackson, WY (JKSW4) 1.02ft No change in last hourNo change forecasted in next hour
Normal
Soda Butte Creek near Silver Gate, WY - Yellowstone (SBCM8) -0.72ft No change in last hour  Normal
Wise River at Wise River (WZRM8) 0.95ft Falling at 0.01 ft/hr  Not Defined
Yellowstone River at Corwin Springs (CORM8) 1.28ft No change in last hour  Normal
Yellowstone River near Livingston (LIVM8) 0.91ft No change in last hour  Normal

Data Courtesy of the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service