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: Thursday June 4th, 2020 04:35 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) 3.59ft No change in last hour  Normal
Big Hole River below Big Lake Creek near Wisdom (BGKM8) 3.89ft Rising at 0.01 ft/hr  Not Defined
Big Hole River below Mudd Creek near Wisdom (BHDM8) 4.64ft Falling at 0.02 ft/hr  Not Defined
Big Hole River near Glen (GNLM8) 5.16ft Falling at 0.02 ft/hr  Not Defined
Big Hole River near Jackson (JKSM8) 2.89ft Rising at 0.03 ft/hr  Not Defined
Big Hole River near Jackson at Miner Creek (MCKM8) 2.97ft Falling at 0.02 ft/hr  Not Defined
Big Hole River at Maiden Rock (MRDM8) 5.97ft Falling at 0.01 ft/hr  Not Defined
Big Hole River near Melrose (MLRM8) 4.79ft Falling at 0.01 ft/hrNo change forecasted in next hour
Normal
Big Hole River above Spring Creek near Jackson (SCRM8) 2.71ft No change in last hour  Not Defined
Big Hole River near Wise River (WSVM8) 5.23ft No change in last hour  Not Defined
Bighorn River near Bighorn (BGHM8) 1.79ft No change in last hour  Not Defined
Bitterroot River at Bell Crossing near Victor (VICM8) 9.91ft Rising at 0.16 ft/hrExpected to fall 0.03 ft. in next hour
Near Flood Stage
Bitterroot River near Darby (DARM8) 5.87ft Rising at 0.02 ft/hrExpected to fall 0.03 ft. in next hour
Normal
Bitterroot River near Missoula (BITM8) 9.61ft Falling at 0.03 ft/hrExpected to fall 0.03 ft. in next hour
Normal
Blackfoot River near Bonner (BONM8) 6.77ft Falling at 0.02 ft/hrNo change forecasted in next hour
Normal
Boulder River near Big Timber (BTMM8) 6.94ft Rising at 0.03 ft/hrExpected to rise 0.02 ft. in next hour
Normal
Clark Fork River at Deer Lodge (DLGM8) 3.66ft Falling at 0.02 ft/hrNo change forecasted in next hour
Normal
Clark Fork River near Drummond (DRMM8) 5.00ft Falling at 0.07 ft/hrExpected to fall 0.01 ft. in next hour
Normal
Clark Fork River above Missoula (ABOM8) 7.59ft Falling at 0.11 ft/hrExpected to fall 0.01 ft. in next hour
Minor Flooding
Clark Fork River below Missoula (BELM8) 8.23ft Falling at 0.02 ft/hrExpected to fall 0.01 ft. in next hour
Normal
Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone near Belfry (BFYM8) 8.24ft Rising at 0.55 ft/hrExpected to rise 0.01 ft. in next hour
Normal
Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone at Edgar (EDGM8) 8.11ft Falling at 0.02 ft/hrExpected to rise 0.03 ft. in next hour
Normal
East Gallatin River at Manhattan (EGMM8) 1.40ft No change in last hour  Not Defined
Gallatin River at Big Sky (GBSM8) 7.49ft    Old Data
Gallatin River above Water Recl. Plant - Bozeman (EGBM8) 5.41ft Rising at 0.01 ft/hr  Not Defined
Gallatin River at Gallatin Gateway (GLGM8) 5.17ft Falling at 0.02 ft/hrExpected to fall 0.02 ft. in next hour
Near Flood Stage
Gallatin River at Logan (LOGM8) 8.09ft Falling at 0.01 ft/hrExpected to fall 0.02 ft. in next hour
Near Flood Stage
Hyalite Creek at S19th near Gallatin Gateway (HCCM8) 3.45ft Falling at 0.01 ft/hr  Not Defined
Jefferson River at Three Forks (TFKM8) 6.31ft Rising at 0.01 ft/hrExpected to fall 0.01 ft. in next hour
Normal
Jefferson River near Twin Bridges (TWIM8) 6.86ft Falling at 0.03 ft/hr  Normal
Madison River near Cameron (CMNM8) 4.16ft Rising at 0.02 ft/hr  Not Defined
Madison River above Powerplant - McAllister (MRPM8) 9.95ft Rising at 0.04 ft/hr  Not Defined
Madison River near West Yellowstone (MDSM8) 2.28ft Rising at 0.02 ft/hr  Not Defined
Missouri River at Toston (TOSM8) 8.83ft Falling at 0.02 ft/hrExpected to fall 0.02 ft. in next hour
Normal
Ruby River near Harrington (RRHM8) 3.21ft Falling at 0.02 ft/hr  Not Defined
Ruby River near Twin Bridges (RTBM8) 3.81ft Falling at 0.01 ft/hr  Not Defined
Ruby River above Reservoir near Alder (RRRM8) 4.31ft Rising at 0.03 ft/hr  Not Defined
Ruby River below Reservoir near Alder (RRBM8) 4.39ft Falling at 0.01 ft/hr  Not Defined
Shields River near Livingston (SLDM8) 2.94ft No change in last hour  Normal
Snake River near Jackson, WY (JKSW4) 7.52ft Rising at 0.12 ft/hrNo change forecasted in next hour
Normal
Soda Butte Creek near Silver Gate, WY - Yellowstone (SBCM8) 3.24ft Falling at 0.07 ft/hr  Normal
Willow Creek near Harrison (WCHM8) 1.92ft Falling at 0.01 ft/hr  Not Defined
Wise River at Wise River (WZRM8) 2.76ft Rising at 0.01 ft/hr  Not Defined
Yellowstone River at Corwin Springs (CORM8) 8.65ft Falling at 0.02 ft/hrExpected to rise 0.02 ft. in next hour
Normal
Yellowstone River near Livingston (LIVM8) 8.49ft Rising at 0.06 ft/hrExpected to rise 0.04 ft. in next hour
Normal

Data Courtesy of the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service