Montana rivers see early peak

Smith River sets record high flow May 8

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High flows in the Smith River have flooded Truly Bridge Fishing Access Site near Ulm, Montana, and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has closed the site to all public access.

Current flows measured upstream at the Eden Bridge gauge on the Smith River are over 3,400 cubic feet per second, which is nearly double the highest flows ever recorded there for this date.

The high water has inundated the FAS and people are at risk of unexpectedly being swept into the river, resulting in injury or drowning.  Signs informing the public of the closures/restrictions will be posted at access points. Closures or restrictions will be lifted when conditions allow and will depend on the duration of the flooding in the area.


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