Lewis and Clark County staff monitoring Tenmile Creek flow with rain in the forecast

Nolan Lister

The National Weather Service Great Falls Office anticipates rain showers in the area through Saturday, and with Tenmile Creek flirting with the action stage, meteorologists and Lewis and Clark County staff said they are monitoring the creek, but not overly concerned.

Lewis and Clark County Disasters and Emergency Services Coordinator Sierra Anderson said she and the county’s flood plain manager are receiving regular updates from NWS on the creek’s status.

“From what the National Weather Service has said, what we’re seeing is typical for this time of year. We are just monitoring right now,” Anderson said.

The NWS Great Falls Office forecasts excessive rainfall over the weekend with “ponding of water” on roads and low-lying areas possible.

According to the agency’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, Tenmile Creek sat at about 4.03 feet, within the action stage, as of 1 p.m. Friday. Flood stage is 4.5 feet.

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Anderson said the best place to get information in a non-emergency situation is social media. She said the Lewis and Clark County DES Facebook page is updated regularly.

“If there is any serious emergency, we will work with dispatch to put

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