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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 12363000 Flathead River at Columbia Falls MT


Flathead County, Montana
Hydrologic Unit Code 17010208
Latitude  48°21'42.52", Longitude 114°11'05.82" NAD83
Drainage area 4,473  square miles
Gage datum 2,981.54 feet above NAVD88
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00060, Discharge, cubic feet per second,
Day of
month
Mean of daily mean values for each day for 66 - 67 years of record in, ft3/s   (Calculation Period 1951-10-01 -> 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 5,270 5,600 5,170 7,910 16,200 27,400 18,400 7,170 4,970 5,540 5,410 6,010
2 5,500 5,790 5,240 7,940 16,500 27,600 17,900 7,170 4,790 5,500 5,450 5,900
3 6,130 5,600 5,230 7,740 16,800 28,200 17,300 7,070 4,760 5,550 5,530 6,020
4 6,000 5,500 5,170 8,000 17,200 28,800 16,500 6,880 4,940 5,170 5,300 6,170
5 6,040 5,550 5,160 8,060 17,600 28,800 16,300 6,630 5,080 5,180 5,480 6,170
6 6,130 5,570 5,050 8,650 18,400 28,800 15,800 6,440 5,150 5,260 5,400 6,070
7 6,220 5,750 5,060 8,890 19,300 28,500 15,300 6,520 5,200 5,220 5,520 5,950
8 6,280 5,970 5,230 9,310 19,800 28,300 14,700 6,340 5,340 5,510 5,850 6,060
9 6,340 6,190 5,770 9,580 19,900 28,900 14,100 6,240 5,450 5,300 5,620 6,040
10 6,180 6,070 5,860 9,830 20,400 27,300 13,500 6,010 5,510 5,500 5,550 6,280
11 6,210 5,970 5,940 10,100 20,800 26,200 13,100 6,220 5,460 5,460 5,530 6,320
12 6,270 5,720 5,780 10,500 20,900 25,600 12,600 6,000 5,270 5,780 5,950 6,180
13 6,160 5,640 6,100 11,000 21,700 25,400 12,400 5,850 5,440 5,820 5,750 6,220
14 5,620 5,700 5,780 11,200 22,300 25,700 12,100 5,820 5,210 5,670 5,590 6,210
15 5,680 5,790 5,840 11,500 22,600 25,000 11,800 5,780 5,190 5,120 5,460 6,030
16 5,830 5,700 6,250 11,600 23,300 24,800 11,500 5,860 5,300 5,190 5,710 6,060
17 5,940 5,530 6,240 11,900 24,500 25,200 11,000 5,740 5,340 5,290 5,830 6,250
18 5,850 5,430 6,100 12,100 25,300 24,900 10,700 5,900 5,280 5,280 5,670 6,480
19 5,790 5,460 6,190 12,700 25,700 24,600 10,200 5,710 5,320 5,120 5,390 6,230
20 5,910 5,580 6,240 12,900 26,200 24,500 9,870 5,580 5,380 5,300 5,450 6,230
21 5,790 5,520 6,320 13,300 26,700 23,800 9,630 5,830 5,560 5,270 5,730 6,250
22 5,900 5,720 6,470 13,900 27,100 23,200 9,170 5,720 5,710 5,390 5,660 6,250
23 5,820 5,700 6,700 14,300 27,400 23,000 8,890 5,710 5,660 5,430 5,670 6,000
24 6,130 5,400 6,860 15,000 27,600 22,200 8,660 5,690 5,500 5,280 5,630 5,480
25 6,030 5,310 6,710 15,700 27,600 21,400 8,520 5,620 5,400 5,300 5,470 5,030
26 5,910 5,310 6,970 15,700 28,000 21,000 8,230 5,490 5,170 5,560 5,490 5,170
27 5,740 5,460 7,080 15,800 28,000 20,300 7,990 5,490 5,260 5,590 5,380 5,350
28 5,610 5,210 6,970 15,900 27,500 19,800 7,940 5,450 5,230 5,440 5,220 5,560
29 5,530 5,890 7,240 16,100 27,300 19,100 7,480 5,460 5,360 5,380 5,290 5,620
30 5,520   7,310 16,100 27,700 18,800 7,200 5,420 5,500 5,270 5,770 5,630
31 5,410   7,600   27,700   7,010 5,200   5,300   5,510