Officials Monitoring Tongue River Closely as Flood Warning is in Effect

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Connor Battlefield State Park in Ranchester has been flooded for some time thanks to the Tongue River.
Connor Battlefield State Park in Ranchester has been flooded for some time thanks to the Tongue River.

With the recent warm spell we've experienced and the threat of thundershowers throughout the weekend, the National Weather Service in Billings has issued a flood warning for the Tongue River near Ranchester.

Sheridan County Emergency Management Coordinator Dave Coleman says that combination is what prompted the advisory.

Coleman said that most of the waterways within Sheridan County remain at about 1 to 2 feet below flood stage, and that while Little and Big Goose Creeks continue to be out of their banks in some areas, the real concern over the weekend is with Tongue River.

Coleman also wanted to remind people that they should report any flooding immediately by calling 911. He said that there are currently over 18,000 sand bags in use and that sand bangs are stockpiled and available at the City of Sheridan Service Center.

The flood warning for the Tongue River in the Ranchester area is in effect until Monday at 1 am.

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