Outdoors

Flood potential
3:32 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Watch out - rivers will be high this weekend

Clark Fork river in downtown Missoula
Credit Sally Mauk

Our warm temperatures are forecast to last through the weekend, and that means rivers and streams will continue to quickly rise. LeeAnn Allegretto of the National Weather Service says the biggest flooding threat currently is in Lincoln and Flathead counties.

“Right now the only river that may reach flood stage is the Yaak river near Troy,” said Allegretto.”But the Flathead river and all its branches will also see dramatic rises.”

A warm weekend makes it tempting to want to get out onto the rivers, but Allegretto recommends resisting the temptation.

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Forestry Expo
1:38 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Bringing school work "alive" in the Flathead's annual Forestry Expo

A student helps firefighters demonstrate the equipment they carry during the Flathead Forestry Expo.
Credit Katrin Frye

All this week fifth graders from the Flathead Valley and beyond have been heading to a section of woods in Columbia Falls. It’s the Forestry Expo, and this Saturday it opens to the public.

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