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Last updateTue, 16 Oct 2018 12am

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Waters begin receding along the banks in Granite County

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GRANITE COUNTY - The Clark Fork and Flint Creek rivers started receding Saturday afternoon, edging downward slowly from the high levels they had reached earlier in the day.

At 11:15 p.m. Saturday night, the Clark Fork River had dropped to 7-feet, 6-inches feet. It had reached a height of 7-feet, 11-inches earlier in the day and had flooded parts of the Drummond Community Park. The River had been projected to hit as high and 8.40 feet, but never made it that high according to gauges located on the river near Bearmouth.

The Town of Drummond had closed the park Friday in anticipation of the potential flooding.

The Flint Creek rose to a height of 3-feet, 10-inches Saturday morning, but had fallen to 3-feet, 4-inches by Saturday night. No significant flooding was reported in that area.

While this most recent danger appears to have passed, Granite County isn't out of the woods yet. With rain expected Sunday and temperatures rising into the mid 70s Tuesday and Wednesday, more snow melt could mean that the rivers will rise again heading into next weekend.

Rock Creek Road is still closed from mile marker 23 to 29 until further notice.

by Tim Allen, QSPNLive.com