Dreamflows Montana Alphabetical Listing
 
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Montana Alphabetical Listing

The following is a list of all reaches/runs served by all Montana flow sites currently reported by Dreamflows.  It is sorted alphabetically by River/Stream name, then logically by River Reach/Run and Gauge Location.

Note that, in general, the flow on any given run will differ to some extent from the flow reported by its corresponding gauge, and for runs marked the difference is likely to be radical.  Please consult a good white-water guidebook for information on how to estimate the actual flow on any given run.  Click on the link in the Gauge Location column for more detailed reach/run information, on the link in the Most Recent Flow column for more detailed flow information, or on in the Graph column to get a recent flow graph.  See the bottom of this page for information on color coding and special terms.

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River/Stream River Reach/Run Gauge Location
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Belt Creek Belt Creek - Sec 15 to Monarch (Neihart Section) Belt Creek - Near Monarch 2.75 ft on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Belt Creek - Monarch to Riceville Belt Creek - Near Monarch 2.75 ft on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Blackfoot River North Fork Blackfoot River - Upper Run No. Blackfoot - Near Ovando 681 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Blackfoot River - Scotty Brown Bridge to Johnsrud Park Blackfoot - Near Bonner 3,440 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Boulder River Boulder River - Hells Canyon Boulder - At Big Timber 290 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Boulder River - Bible Stretch Boulder - At Big Timber 290 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Boulder River - Chippy Park Campground to Boulder Falls Boulder - At Big Timber 290 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Boulder River - Boulder Falls to Highway (Boulder Falls Canyon) Boulder - At Big Timber 290 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Clark Fork Clark Fork River - Cyr Bridge to Tarkio (Alberton Gorge) Clark Fork - At St. Regis 13,600 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Flathead River North Fork Flathead River - Big Creek to Glacier Rim No. Flathead - Near Columbia Falls 5,620 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Middle Fork Flathead River - Schafer Meadows to Bear Creek Mi. Flathead - Near West Glacier 5,260 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Middle Fork Flathead River - Bear Creek to Moccasin Creek Mi. Flathead - Near West Glacier 5,260 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Middle Fork Flathead River - Moccasin Creek Access to West Glacier Mi. Flathead - Near West Glacier 5,260 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Middle Fork Flathead River - West Glacier to Blankenship Bridge Mi. Flathead - Near West Glacier 5,260 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
South Fork Flathead River - Big Prairie to Mid Creek Access So. Flathead - Above Hungry Horse Res 4,010 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Flathead River - Kerr Dam to Buffalo Bridge Road (Buffalo Rapids) Flathead - Near Polson 24,200 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Gallatin River Gallatin River - Yellowstone National Park to Big Sky Gallatin - Near Gallatin Gateway 729 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Gallatin River - Big Sky to Moose Flats Gallatin - Near Gallatin Gateway 729 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Gallatin River - Moose Flats to Storm Castle Gallatin - Near Gallatin Gateway 729 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Gallatin River - Storm Castle to Squaw Creek Gallatin - Near Gallatin Gateway 729 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Kootenai River Kootenai River - Below Kootenai Falls Kootenai - Below Libby Dam 23,100 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Madison River Madison - Hebgen Reservoir to Quake Lake Madison - Below Hebgen Lake 1,170 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Madison - Earthquake Lake Run Madison - Below Hebgen Lake 1,170 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Madison - Beartrap Canyon Madison - Below Ennis Lake 1,690 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Prospect Creek Prospect Creek - Lower Run Prospect Creek - At Thompson Falls 683 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Rock Creek Rock Creek - Lake Fork to outside Red Lodge Rock Creek - Near Red Lodge 46 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Smith River Smith River - Camp Baker to Eden Bridge Smith - Below Eagle Creek 229 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Stillwater River Stillwater River - 3-day Mission Run Stillwater - Near Absarokee 460 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Stillwater River - Woodbine Run Stillwater - Near Absarokee 460 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Stillwater River - Buffalo Jump to Cliff Swallow Stillwater - Near Absarokee 460 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Stillwater River - Absarokee to Whitebird Stillwater - Near Absarokee 460 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Stillwater River - Whitebird to Fireman’s Point Stillwater - Near Absarokee 460 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Swan River Swan River - Wild Mile Swan - Near Bigfork 1,780 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
West Rosebud Creek West Rosebud Creek - Emerald Lake to Pine Grove CG West Rosebud Cr - At Emerald Lake CG 48 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Yaak River Yaak River - Spread Creek to Yaak Falls Yaak - Near Troy 3,210 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Yaak River - Yaak Falls to Hwy-2 Yaak - Near Troy 3,210 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Yellowstone River Clarks Fork Yellowstone River - Stix and Stones CF Yellowstone - Near Belfry 1,100 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River - Day Stretch CF Yellowstone - Near Belfry 1,100 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River - Honeymooner CF Yellowstone - Near Belfry 1,100 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River - Box CF Yellowstone - Near Belfry 1,100 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River - Lower Run CF Yellowstone - Near Belfry 1,100 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Yellowstone River - Black Canyon Yellowstone - At Corwin Springs 3,510 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Yellowstone River - Gardiner Run Yellowstone - At Corwin Springs 3,510 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Yellowstone River - Yankee Jim Canyon Yellowstone - At Corwin Springs 3,510 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Yellowstone River - Springdale FAS to Grey Bear FAS Yellowstone - Near Livingston 3,900 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm
Yellowstone River - Otter Creek FAS to Pelican FAS Yellowstone - Near Livingston 3,900 cfs on 4/23 at 12:00 pm

Key to colors

Note: color-coded flow ranges are very subjective, particularly with respect to craft type, so be sure to consult a guidebook before selecting a run to paddle.  Also, pay particular attention if multiple flow sites report flows for a particular reach.  If one flow site shows Green while another shows Red (say) for the same reach, look at the applicable Composite map (accessible from the Cross-Listing page) to determine which applies best.

This page uses the following color-coded flows:

 Color  Meaning 
15Dreamflows doesn't have enough information to assign an appropriate color code.
15Flow is generally considered "Low".  This does not necessarily mean too low to run safely - many reaches are routinely run at flows that are generally considered "Low".
15Flow is generally considered "Good".  Note that's a hugely subjective term, depending on craft type and much else besides.  It's also a vague term: to some paddlers it means the range of "fun flows", to others the range at which they found it physically possible (though not necessarily safe or even fun) to run the river.  Dreamflows displays "fun flows" where known, otherwise whatever values are available.
15Flow is generally considered "High".  This does not necessarily mean too high to run safely - many reaches are routinely run at flows that are generally considered "High".

Key to Most Recent Flow special terms

 Term  Meaning 
 Site not operational  This site is currently not reporting data. 
 No recent data  Most recent data is more than 7 days old. 
 Equip  Gauge is experiencing an equipment malfunction. 
 ART  The reported gauge height is Above the top of the current Rating Table. 
 BRT  The reported gauge height is Below the bottom of the current Rating Table. 
 Low  The Dreamflows estimate for this flow site is below the model's lower limit. 
 High  The Dreamflows estimate for this flow site is above the model's upper limit. 


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