National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Taser says the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone near Edgar is expected to crest late Thursday at its highest level ever recorded. Records for the river date to the 1920s.
Its name is nearly identical to the Clark Fork River in Missoula, which crested earlier this month and has now started to fall. Missoula County search and rescue crews were scheduled to begin surveying damage to flooded homes on Tuesday.
Receding water is allowing officials to better survey flood damage that occurred to homes in the Missoula area in western Montana.
However, officials warn that high water along the Clark Fork River continues and the danger of additional flooding is not over yet.
Missoula County search and rescue crews were scheduled to begin surveying damage to flooded homes on Tuesday.
Meantime, Jess Jordan of the Army Corps of Engineers says crews have shored up a levee near Missoula that was damaged by erosion. Jordan says the situation no longer poses a hazard to the public although work will continue for the next week to further stabilize the levee.
The levee protects homes and various utilities, including pipelines and power lines.
In central Montana, the Musselshell River near Shawmut and Lavina are near or above major flood stage.
Flood warnings also have been issued for the Big Hole River near Melrose and the Jefferson River near Three Forks.