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June 19, 2018, 10 a.m.

Key Updates:

Due to recent area rainfall, The Clark Fork River above Missoula is expected to rise by as much as a foot and a half in the next 24 hours. Overland flooding and pooling groundwater is now occurring in the Tower and Kehrwald area. Ground water in the Orchard Homes area may impact wells and septic systems. Filled sandbags are available at Fort Missoula. Sandbags are ONLY effective for overland flooding. Residents are reminded to NEVER drive through or enter flooded areas.

The water level on the Clark Fork River above Missoula is rising and is expected to crest at 8.94 ft around noon on Wednesday, June 20. The river is currently sitting at 8.03 feet as of 10 a.m. The most up-to-date river forecasts are available at https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=mso.

A designated area for emptying sandbags will remain on Hiberta St. at Hawthorne Elementary until further notice. It is important to keep de-sandbagging operations WITHIN the designated area, as there are construction projects occurring simultaneously at the school. This disposal site is for sandbags only and not for regular garbage or flood related debris.

A copy of the recovery packet is available at https://www.missoulacounty.us/home/showdocument?id=29080. If your residence has sustained damage due to flooding, please complete the 2018 Citizen Flood Damage Report found at http://bit.ly/MissoulaFloodDamage. Data compiled from this form is used as an indicator of flood damage throughout Missoula County to help determine whether this incident meets federal thresholds for individual assistance (financial). Completing this form does not guarantee financial assistance. Not completing this form may disqualify you from receiving individual assistance. This form is for flood damage within Missoula County only.

The Tower Street Conservation Area is CLOSED due to flooding, downed power lines, and trees that present hazards to the public. The City of Missoula will reopen the area when these safety concerns are resolved.

Road Closures
Kehrwald Drive and Tower Street intersection closed to all traffic


De-Sandbagging Stations

A designated area for emptying sandbags has been set up on Hiberta St. at Hawthorne Elementary. It is important to keep de-sandbagging operations WITHIN the designated area, as there are construction projects occurring simultaneously at the school. This station will be available from June 8 - June 24. This disposal site is for sandbags only and not for regular garbage or flood related debris.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeFlood
LocationMissoula County
Incident CommanderMissoula County Sheriff's Office
Coordinates46.873 latitude, -113.996 longitude

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