Montana melt

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Weeks of below zero temperatures and blizzard snow have been followed by mild warm days here in Montana.  The melt has been tremendous and flood warnings were constant for the past couple of weeks.  Most of the water has receded, but you can still see places where the ground is surprised.

Off Edgewood Drive looking north, WhitefishOff Edgewood Drive looking north, Whitefish

Near the Hugh Rogers Wag Park, WhitefishNear the Hugh Rogers Wag Park, Whitefish

Cows languishing in meltwater on Armory Road, WhitefishCows languishing in meltwater on Armory Road, Whitefish

A home under construction braves the receding snowA home under construction braves the receding snow

A rich field looking east, Whitefish Stage Road, KalispellA rich field looking east, Whitefish Stage Road, Kalispell

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A flooded field on Birch Grove Road, KalispellA flooded field on Birch Grove Road, Kalispell

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Across from the West Valley Fire Department, KalispellAcross from the West Valley Fire Department, Kalispell

A man gives his son a ride around a "puddle" in the fire department parking lot.  "You should've seen it last week," he told me.  "From here to the church was under three inches of water."A man gives his son a ride around a “puddle” in the fire department parking lot. “You should’ve seen it last week,” he told me. “From here to the church was under three inches of water.”

In towns like Roundup, flooding has reached emergency levels…

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