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Flooding reaches new heights, closes Drummond Park

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062118 Clark Fork Flood Level

DRUMMOND - The Clark Fork River reached its third highest level ever recorded Wednesday night into Thursday, forcing the closure of the City Park in Drummond.

The United States Geologic Survey (USGS) Water Watch recorded a level of 8.41 at 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning. The mark was accompanied by a discharge rate of 5,940 cfs, which is also the third highest discharge rate ever recorded. The station, located several miles west of Drummond on the Clark Fork near Bearmouth, takes reading every 15 minutes throughout the day.

The rising waters caused the Town of Drummond to close the park due to waters invading the various camping and recreational spaces. The city will continue to monitor the situation and reopen the park when it is deemed safe.

Granite County is expecting two more days with a 20% chance of showers before a five-day drying our period that should allow river levels to fall.

by Tim Allen, QSPNLive.com