Ice jams cause record flood levels in eastern Montana

News Type: State, Regional Source: NBC Montana
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Fergus County and other areas in eastern Montana remain under flood advisories until further notice.

According to Fergus County’s Disaster and Emergency Service coordinator Benjamin Phillips, the Missouri River at James Kipp Campground reached an all-time high Thursday, with water levels more than 10 feet above normal.

The floods in the area are being caused by ice jams. National Weather Service hydrologist Ray Nickless said this is typical in eastern Montana for the month of March.