Record snows in the Blackfoot drainage driving current Missoula flooding | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Record snows in the Blackfoot drainage driving current Missoula flooding

While attention right now is on the flooding impacts along the Clark Fork River in Missoula, hydrologists have some of their focus much further upstream, where they're watching a record snowpack finally starting to melt.

Most of Missoula's flooding problems are starting in the high country of the Blackfoot drainage, where places like the Swan and the backside of the Mission Mountains are still buried in snow.

"The Bob Marshall Wilderness, the Mission Mountains, some of the mountains that are over along the Continental Divide, just still a lot of water left to come out of those," said National Weather Service Hydrologist Ray Nickless.

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