River Statement
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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Hydrologic Statement
National Weather Service Missoula MT
1027 AM MDT TUE AUG 4 2015 /927 AM PDT TUE AUG 4 2015/

     ***RECORD LOW STREAMFLOWS FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST 2015***

Early melt of below average snowpack combined with an extreme lack
of precipitation for the months of April through July are resulting
in record breaking low streamflows for this time of year.

WESTERN MONTANA
                   ..August 4th..  ..August 4th..
USGS Streamgage     New Low Flow    Old Low Flow   Yrs of Record
Yaak River           100cfs (2015)    107cfs (1977)     58
St Regis River        76cfs (2015)     96cfs (1973)     37
N Frk Flathead       873cfs (2015)    902cfs (1941)     75
M Frk Flathead       682cfs (2015)    725cfs (1941)     75
Clark Frk Plains    5380cfs (2015)   5420cfs (1938)    104


NORTH CENTRAL IDAHO
                   ..August 4th..   ..August 4th..
USGS Streamgage     New Low Flow     Old Low Flow   Yrs of Record
Lochsa River         392cfs (2015)     422cfs (1931)     87
N. Frk Clearwater    679cfs (2015)     792cfs (1977)     48


Statistical data for historic streamflow comparison can be found
on the USGS WaterWatch website at www.waterwatch.usgs.gov

River and lake level forecasts and observations can be found on the
Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service website at
http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=mso

Additional river forecast and statistical information can be
found on the Northwest River Forecast Center website at
www.nwrfc.noaa.gov



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