Extensive flooding occurred along both sides of the Continental Divide in Montana from May through July 1975. Runoff from above average snowpack at low altitudes combined with runoff from rainfall to cause floods in May. Snowmelt from high altitudes and above average rain in June caused flooding and sustained high flows into July. Federal and State agencies estimated flood damage at about $53,000,000. Peak stages, flow rates, and estimated frequencies were determined for 124 sites.
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Floods of May-July 1975 Along the Continental Divide in Montana