Flathead River Patrol Reports

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Note: To read the river rangers' narrative of observed conditions and other information, click on the PDF link. Be aware that river conditions can change rapidly depending on weather and other factors. These condition reports are for reference only, and are not authoritative guides.

Cubic Feed per Second (CFS) and Water Depth are based on USGS Survey Stations near the river segment. Current streamflow data can be found at https://waterwatch.usgs.gov/

 

Middle Fork Flathead River

Date Put-In Take Out Length (mi) Float Time (hrs) CFS* Water Depth (ft)* Report (pdf)
8/24/18
Blankenship
House of Mystery
11
2.75
653
2.02
8/5/18
West Glacier
Blankenship
5
1.75
1230
2.5
8/5/18
Paola
Cascadilla
12
3.5
1230
2.5
8/4/18
Blankenship
House of Mystery
12
3.25
1290
2.55
8/3/18
Cascadilla
West Glacier
16
4.5
1350
2.6
7/22/18
Essex
Cascadilla
19
6
2200
2.97
7/21/18
Moccasin Cr.
West Glacier
9
2
2300
3.05
7/21/18
Cascadilla
Moccasin Cr.
7
2
2300
3.05
7/11/18
Bear Cr.
Essex
4.6
2
3600
362
7/11/18
Essex
Paola
7.1
2.5
3600
3.62
7/6/18
West Glacier
Blankenship
5.3
1.25
4000
3.75

*Middle Fork CFS and Water Depth from the USGS Survey Station at West Glacier (123585000)

 


 

North Fork Flathead River

Date Put-In Take Out Length (mi) Float Time (hrs) CFS* Water Depth (ft)* Report (pdf)
8/24/18
Big Cr.
Blankenship
15
4.5
820
2.03
7/29/18
Coal Cr.
Big Cr.
10
2.5
1550
2.73
7/28/18
Ford
Coal Cr.
20
5
1600
2.77
7/27/18
Big Cr.
Blankenship
15
4.5
1550
2.72
7/15/18
Big Cr.
Blankenship
15
3.5
2400
3.35
7/14/18
Sonderson
Coal Cr.
17
4
2400
338
7/13/18
Border
Sonderson
18.5
4.5
2400
3.45
7/7/18
Polebridge
Coal Cr.
9.3
2
3000
3.76

 

*North Fork CFS and Water Depth from the USGS Survey Station at Columbia Falls (123555000)





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