Montana's Rivers Already Feeling the Heat

At a time of the year when runoff should have just ended, Montana rivers are already suffering from flows that are more typical of mid- to late summer, according to reporter Scott McMillion in the Bozeman Chronicle. Many major rivers are delivering less than 50 percent of their historical flows, with rivers like the Big Hole as low as 20 percent. “As of Wednesday, the Madison near West Yellowstone, above the lake, was running at 349 cfs, just 57 percent of its average flow for that day and approaching the record low set in 1931. (Thanks to reader John DeVault for this link.)

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