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Officials say flooding threat looms across state


HELENA — More flood threats loom for Montana as an already-deep mountain snowpack increases and a cool spring brings more moisture.

River basins in the mountains are nearly double their average snowpack levels, and eastern Montana has already dealt with some rivers and flooding in places. The National Weather Service said flood threats could persist into early July due to the cool weather.

"It is going to be a big flood year," said Gina Loss, a hydrologist with the National Weather Service. "There is not any part of the state void of any chance of flooding."

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