The Shot In The Arm We Needed!

Last week temps in the 90's sucked the river down to a skinny 600 cfs in Melrose and a frightening 380 cfs in Wise River.  Southwest Montana does not typically get much rain in the summertime, though brief afternoon showers are common this time of year.  This year has been anything but typical.  We hardly had winter until April and instead of a runnoff in late May, we had three mini-runoffs and the majority of our snow pack was gone by July.  So it should not be surprising that our "April Showers" showed up in mid-July!

It showered, then drizzled, then poured this week as widespread storms rolled in from the South.  Temps have been in the 70's and the river has jumped back to ABOVE historical average!  In Melrose we are sitting comfortably at 1,090 cfs and at 600 cfs in Wise River!