E-mail Story   Print Story
  Comments (0) Total Sunday Apr. 20, 2014
Cold Snap Could Mean More Ice Jams This Spring
West of the Continental Divide, the Clark Fork River leads with almost 40 ice jams
BILLINGS — Forecasters say Montana's bitterly cold winter could mean an active ice jam season as warm weather begins loosening up large blocks of river ice next month.

Tom Frieders, warning coordinator for the National Weather Service in Billings, says forecasters will monitor the situation by calling people who live along rivers and by watching stream gauges for indications of blocked flows or ice dam breakage.

The Billings Gazette reports the state's longest rivers record the most ice jams, simply because there are more miles of water to jam up. Since records have been kept in 1893, the Missouri River tops the list at almost 170 jams, followed by the Yellowstone with 120.

West of the Continental Divide, the Clark Fork River leads with almost 40 ice jams.
No comments have been posted for this article.

Kellyn Brown
Kellyn Brown18 Apr
"If we made decisions on permits this way in MT, our economy would grind to a halt" @GovernorBullock on #KeystoneXL delay
Dillon Tabish
Dillon Tabish18h
KALISPELL, MT: You'll find the box in a brick building filled with history. Skateboards, pizza, clocks & ties #THTH14
Molly Priddy
Molly Priddy18 Apr
@natashavc @TaraAriano @allyzay Oh no, I've been thinking it's a room for all your types of mustards. Recalibrating my ideas now.
Tristan Scott
Tristan Scott19 Apr
@tristanscott *Billie Joe
Flathead Beacon
FB Headlines48m
Kalispell’s Core Area Redevelopment Plan Inches Forward http://t.co/EO2le2frPY