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  • Friday, March 24, 2017

    Bring It On

    RIVERS WAY UP
    New Records Daily
    oh my, what to do?
    HOUSE ROCK: GALLATIN RIVER - 2011
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    .. So! Do we declare it a record runoff year? Not yet but we're watching.
    .. Both the Madison River and the Gallatin River have set daily records during this rapid Spring warm up.
    .. The obvious question is called to mind. "What is happening to our nifty snow pack?"
    .. The Gallatin River is now running at about 700 cfs. That is a daily record for this date. The previous daily record was 541 cfs.
    .. The Madison River in Yellowstone National Park is at record daily flows. Currently it is at about 670 cfs. The previous daily record for this date was 595 cfs.
    .. The mitigating influence of Hebgen Reservoir is only slowing the flows in the upper river segments. Right now the dam is allowing about 1300 cfs discharge.
    .. Down stream the velocity picks up again with the dirty discharge of the West Fork of the Madison River. At Kirby Ranch the flow is still at about 1300 cfs.
    courtesy   FINETOOTH
    .. The flows at Cameron, Montana are just about 1600 cfs. Still manageable for the drifters.
    .. The dam at Ennis, Montana is allowing a discharge rate of about1500 cfs. This will change over the next week or so as the reservoir fills up.

    FOLLOW THE DAILIES
    >> Gallatin River at Gallatin Gateway,
    >> Madison River in Yellowstone National Park,
    >> Madison River Hebgen Reservoir Discharge,
    >> Madison River at Kirby Ranch,
    >> Madison River near Cameron, Montana,
    >> Madison River near McAllister, Montana.
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    CRACKLE BACK ??
    ..The weekend looms ahead. The weather is perfect and way too warm for late March.
    .. We're about to exercise some of the neighborhood flies. These are the rejects from late winter nights with just one too many adult beverages.
    .. After breakfast we might mow the lawn or, wash the car or, cut some flowers.
    .. The strawberries are here and healthy. Perhaps the bees and bluebirds and dandelions will be early too.
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    WALLPAPER:  EMERGENT STRAWBERRIES