It rained all night in Basin increasing the roar of the already bank-filled creek to full throat awaking this blogger at 4 AM. The Boulder River is a frothing chocolate water storm adding volume to the Jefferson River rising to roadway level at their confluence near I-90 just above Cardwell. The morels are fruiting but it's too wet to go out to pick.
Yellowstone Public Radio tells listeners that the Army Corps of Engineers is moving up their scheduled releases from the Fort Peck Reservoir to relieve additional inflow from the Musselshell River system. Billings experienced severe storms and funnel clouds last evening swelling the Yellowstone River to new crests. The Fort Peck Indian Reservation then Bismarck will bear much of the next series of downstream miseries.
Two Corps spokespersons from the Omaha office fielded questions yesterday on Bill Janklow's idea of public radio where the Corps' answer to a question from a loyal listener affirmed state governors' input to the Master Manual.