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Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain / Snow Melt
State MONTANA
County/Area MUSSELSHELL
WFO BYZ
Begin Date 06/07/2011 22:00:00 MST-7
Begin Range 33
Begin Azimuth W
Begin Location ELSO
Begin Lat/Lon 46.37/-109.37
End Date 06/17/2011 11:00:00 MST-7
End Range 35
End Azimuth WSW
End Location ELSO
End Lat/Lon 46.23/-109.38
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative The combination of recent rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches across the area and mountain snow melt resulted in rapid water runoff and flooding. As a result, the Musselshell River rose above flood stage from Harlowton to Ryegate, as well as in the towns of Roundup and Musselshell.
Event Narrative High flows along the Musselshell River from receding floodwaters from May quickly returned to flood as more heavy rainfall moved through the region. Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches fell across much of Musselshell County during the 6th and 7th of June. This caused rapid water runoff and similar flooding that had just occurred in May. County officials indicated flooding in the town of Roundup. Several roads were washed out and many others closed due to the flooding. Highways 87 and 12 leading into Roundup were inundated and closed. Evacuations of about 30 homes occurred in Roundup. About eight feet of standing water surrounded the Busy Bee Cafe, a local landmark in Roundup. Many houses and businesses in Roundup were under several feet of water. An estimated 50 structures were inundated with water, some up to their rooftops. In addition, four teenagers had to be rescued from the high waters after disobeying orders to stay out of the area and then became stranded.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WALLUM GOLDEN VALLEY CO. MT 06/07/2011 06:00 MST-7 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TWODOT WHEATLAND CO. MT 06/07/2011 22:00 MST-7 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELSO MUSSELSHELL CO. MT 06/07/2011 22:00 MST-7 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FORSYTH ROSEBUD CO. MT 06/09/2011 00:00 MST-7 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BIRNEY ROSEBUD CO. MT 06/09/2011 00:00 MST-7 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FT KEOGH CUSTER CO. MT 06/11/2011 01:00 MST-7 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVINGSTON PARK CO. MT 06/12/2011 00:00 MST-7 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K