In the past, the Montana Office of Tourism has done a great job at bringing tourists into Montana. However, with the launch of a new campaign this month, I worry that this new campaign may be too late.
The Clark Fork river reached its flood stage on Wednesday night at 7.5 feet, according to meteorologist Brian Conlin with the National Weather Service, who spoke to KGVO news at about 3:30 Thursday morning.
Rain has been falling steadily all night around western Montana, according to meteorologist Leeanne Allegretto with the National Weather Service Office in Missoula. She provided the overnight numbers as of 4:00 a.m.
When the City of Missoula acquired what is now the Missoula Water Company, one of the necessary steps was to comply with federal, state and local laws for storm water management and to maintain infrastructure for surface and underground movement of water from rain and snow melt.
With the heavy rain that Missoula has received over the past 24 hours, there has been some concern that rivers might have more water overflowing their banks, but the National Weather Service says not necessarily