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Sun River Could See Flooding

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With all of the flooding across Montana, and the Missouri River flowing at a high level, some residents are wondering if it will flood in Great Falls.

According to the National Weather Service, the river is running much higher than normal this time of year.

"That is mostly the result of the Bureau of Reclamation," said Senior Service Hydrologist Arin Peters. He says they are releasing more water out of Canyon Ferry Dam due to the snow melt. 

Peters says that the Missouri River can handle the increased water flow, however there is a 98 percent chance the Sun River will see minor flooding.

This will impact Simms and possibly Vaughn.

"The peak of the flooding on the Sun River will likely be towards the end of the month, maybe even into June. Kind of depending on how warm it gets, how quickly the snow melts out of the mountains," Peters says.

Officials recommend that you start preparing in advance, and keep equipment and livestock away from the river.

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