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By Tim Leeds 



April 20, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

J.P. Weigand walks toward dry land after having to evacuate from his house due to rising water Thursday in Chinook. The water was high enough that is was nearing his front door. "It's just not stopping." During his walk Weigand said that water at times came up to his waist.

Floodwater continues to rise in the Milk River, although official reporting stations show that the worst may be over - for now - in some locations, but where it will stop downstream still is unknown.

A National Weather Service gauge reported the Milk River near Harlem was at 24.18 feet at 9:30 this morning - up about an eighth-of-an-inch from 8:30 a.m.. The record flood level is 25.7 feet.

Blaine County Public Information Officer Mark Weber said this morning the river is still rising, though its rise has slowed in Chinook, and officials don't known when and how high it will crest.


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