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Western Montana rivers see water levels rise

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The United States Geological Survey interactive map plots 23 measurement points showing slightly above average streamflow in western Montana, with 18 showing much above average measurements.

Four of the measurement points in western Montana show a high mark, which indicates that it's the highest mark ever measured for that area on this day of the year.

Streamflow refers to the amount of water in a stream or river at any given time.

At this time, central and eastern Montana are showing more normal levels of streamflow than the western half of the state.

ABC-FOX Montana reached out to the USGS and the U.S. Forest Service to check on how much impact these water levels might have on the upcoming fire season, but neither agency responded with comment.

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