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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Forecasts show river levels on the Yellowstone and Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone are trending away from flood stage.

The Billings Gazette reports that Tuesday’s forecast has left top disaster and emergency officials in Carbon and Yellowstone County optimistic.

Brad Shoemaker, Yellowstone County emergency services director, said it seems like the area “got away with not too much damage.”

The Clarks Fork on Tuesday was believed to be at about 8.8 feet (2.7 meters) near Fromberg, where Kohley and other officials hosted a community meeting Monday night in the high school gym. During the meeting, Kohley announced that evacuation warnings would be issued if the river hits 9.3 feet (2.8 meters).


Information from: The Billings Gazette,