HUNGRY HORSE, Mont. – The Bureau of Reclamation is proactively increasing releases at Hungry Horse Dam over the next few days in anticipation of heavy precipitation in the Flathead River basin next week.

The nature of the low-pressure system is highly uncertain, which could cause rivers and streams to fluctuate greatly. Flow increases began on June 24 with expected releases as high as 10,000 cfs. through the weekend, depending on conditions and updated weather forecasts.

“Before recreating on the river, the public should check river conditions and should be aware of the potential hazards associated with increased water flows,” said Reclamation Water Management Operations Supervisor Joel Fenolio.

For real-time Flathead River basin flow information from Hungry Horse Dam, visit https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/esatea.html