MISSOULA – Missoula authorities are keeping a wary eye on the warming conditions and hoping we don’t see a repeat of last year’s record floods.
The good news is that Missoula only received about half as much snow as in 2014 and snowpack in the Upper Clark Fork basin isn’t anywhere near where it was going into last spring.
“Tthe snow accumulation that we’ve had and those levels in the hills are certainly going to be something that we’ll be keeping an eye on and runoff,” Missoula City Fire Chief Jeff Brandt told MTN News.
“There are so many factors that effect those. And we’re hoping to have a better spring than we did last year,” he added.
Residents are still being advised to check their properties, remove snow close to buildings, and keep an eye for water-related problems.
City officials still hadn’t given the “all clear” for the risk of avalanche on Mount Jumbo as of late Friday, so the area remains closed.