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06036905 Firehole River near West Yellowstone MT


Flood tracking chart for 06036905 Firehole River near West Yellowstone MT

To use the above flood tracking chart for a particular property near the Firehole River near West Yellowstone MT gaging station:

  1. Determine the approximate elevation above sea level of the property.
  2. Convert the current stage to sea level using a sea level conversion factor of 7050 feet for this particular gage:
        3.04 + 7050 = 7053.04 feet.
  3. Compare the sea level in 2 to the elevation of the property to immediately know if the property has an impending threat of flooding.

Because the surface of flowing water is not flat and has a slope, the water-surface elevation near a threatened property might not be the same as the river stage at the gaging station.

Additional information for this gaging station:

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