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USGS Daily Statistics for Montana

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Questions or concerns about USGS streamflow data in Montana and Wyoming can be directed to Kirk Miller (kmiller@usgs.gov; 307-775-9168).

Updated September 21, 2018 - USGS water-resources monitoring will continue with partner funds and USGS Cooperative Matching Funds at the following site: USGS water-resources monitoring will be discontinued at the following sites effective October 1, 2018:
  • 06024540 Big Hole R bel Mudd Cr nr Wisdom, MT (seasonal water temperature)
  • 06308400 Pumpkin Cr nr Miles City, MT (annual streamflow, water temperature, and sampling)
USGS monitoring activities at these sites were funded by partner agencies. Lack of partner funding for these sites resulted in discontinuation of all streamgaging activities.

The statistics generated from this site are based on approved daily-mean data and may not match those published by the USGS in official publications. The user is responsible for assessment and use of statistics from this site. For more details on why the statistics may not match, click here.

USGS 12352500 Bitterroot River near Missoula MT


Missoula County, Montana
Hydrologic Unit Code 17010205
Latitude  46°49'54.26", Longitude 114°03'17.50" NAD83
Drainage area 2,824  square miles
Gage datum 3,110 feet above NAVD88
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00060, Discharge, cubic feet per second,
Day of
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Mean of daily mean values for each day for 33 - 36 years of record in, ft3/s   (Calculation Period 1897-10-01 -> 2019-09-30)

Calculation period restricted by USGS staff due to special conditions at/near site
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1 913 946 1,020 1,700 4,010 9,290 5,630 1,140 841 865 1,170 1,240
2 959 984 1,010 1,790 3,960 9,450 5,290 1,110 846 940 1,170 1,250
3 946 953 1,020 1,840 4,020 9,570 5,010 1,060 845 914 1,120 1,200
4 915 916 1,010 1,890 4,200 9,860 4,820 1,020 832 902 1,090 1,130
5 879 926 1,020 1,960 4,430 9,960 4,590 1,010 829 894 1,080 1,100
6 859 923 1,030 2,070 4,740 9,910 4,330 994 836 899 1,080 1,080
7 866 912 1,110 2,140 5,050 9,660 4,090 977 838 902 1,150 1,030
8 895 1,030 1,120 2,170 5,290 9,310 3,870 982 834 897 1,340 997
9 913 1,100 1,140 2,250 5,410 8,930 3,670 966 832 903 1,320 991
10 896 1,160 1,160 2,370 5,630 8,630 3,510 951 831 916 1,210 1,010
11 892 1,170 1,210 2,500 5,880 8,520 3,360 932 847 901 1,160 1,020
12 885 1,090 1,220 2,590 6,030 8,330 3,210 914 847 912 1,140 1,030
13 876 1,040 1,240 2,730 6,380 8,310 3,050 892 848 924 1,200 1,050
14 886 1,030 1,270 2,850 6,680 8,440 2,860 886 856 939 1,250 1,050
15 902 1,020 1,310 3,010 6,910 8,030 2,660 879 864 944 1,180 1,030
16 930 1,020 1,440 2,950 7,200 7,950 2,480 873 847 962 1,140 1,000
17 924 1,030 1,530 2,800 7,720 8,170 2,340 869 858 991 1,140 970
18 941 1,030 1,510 2,780 8,120 8,130 2,200 882 861 991 1,120 934
19 950 1,040 1,520 2,850 8,440 8,100 2,100 863 863 985 1,120 914
20 945 1,040 1,550 2,940 8,580 7,990 2,000 879 859 982 1,080 908
21 922 1,050 1,540 3,130 8,500 7,690 1,880 852 852 994 1,090 915
22 905 1,050 1,550 3,380 8,610 7,500 1,760 863 844 1,000 1,090 920
23 896 1,050 1,560 3,650 8,600 7,140 1,650 875 841 1,030 1,100 887
24 882 1,050 1,580 3,770 8,600 6,840 1,550 874 843 1,030 1,150 877
25 871 1,020 1,590 3,800 8,950 6,560 1,450 874 845 1,020 1,140 879
26 873 1,010 1,610 3,740 9,000 6,430 1,390 872 840 1,030 1,130 863
27 895 996 1,640 3,760 9,160 6,260 1,340 876 834 1,040 1,120 853
28 906 987 1,630 3,910 9,210 5,940 1,300 876 831 1,050 1,100 857
29 887 1,040 1,620 4,000 9,220 5,740 1,250 868 827 1,080 1,110 873
30 885   1,610 3,980 9,390 5,710 1,200 851 831 1,130 1,150 891
31 899   1,620   9,150   1,160 849   1,110   904