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WEST GLACIER TO BLANKENSHIP BRIDGE

Flathead, Middle Fork - montana
Updated 2014-09-30T23:45:00
Class
II+ to III
Moderate
Length
5.5
Miles
Gradient
None
Feet / Mile
Status RUNNABLE
Streamflow 4310 cfs
Average 5000 cfs
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Current Weather 53° Showers Likely
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This last 5 mile stretch completes the middle fork section of the Flathead.  There's still some good fishing here and one last rapid before the confluence with the north fork. Weather on the river today will be showers likely, mainly before noon. cloudy, with a high near 53. south wind 3 to 7 mph. chance of precipitation is 70%.

This run is accessible from 2 public boat access points along the Flathead, Middle Fork.

Season Begins: April & Ends: September



Streamflow Conditions

The West Glacier to Blankenship Bridge is currently runnable with streamflow levels at 4310cfs, about -14% below the average runnable rate of 5000cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for West Glacier To Blankenship Bridge are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Flathead River Near Bigfork Mt.


Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Flathead, Middle Fork are between a bare minimum of 1000cfs and a high of 10000cfs. Paddlers can expect to come across 1 class II+ to III obstacles as they float down this 6 mile stretch of the Flathead, Middle Fork.

Whitewater Rapids

Obstacle Class Elevation
Devil's Elbow Class III- to III 3119.75 Feet


Weather Overview: 53° Today, Showers Likely

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between Showers likely, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 53. South wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. to a slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. partly sunny, with a high near 74. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 53° - 74°



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